Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2532

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare elsewhere

Look for it in marshes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle tawny or purplish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Erianthus brevibarbis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum brevibarbe var. brevibarbe   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-85-004:
Erianthus brevibarbis   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Erianthus coarctatus var. coarctatus

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Erianthus coarctatus var. elliottianus

 

COMMON NAME:
Short-bearded Plumegrass