OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New Combinations in the Florida Flora (DB Ward, 2001)
Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-005?:
Aristida stricta   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida stricta

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida stricta

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wiregrass


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image of Aristida beyrichiana, Southern Wiregrass

JK Marlow    jkm081009_209

October    Bamberg County    SC

Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay

Leaves densely tufted, 1-1.5mm wide, margins rolled inward, wire-like, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Aristida beyrichiana, Southern Wiregrass

JK Marlow    jkm081009_212

October    Bamberg County    SC

Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay

Awns divergent, the central 1-1.5cm long, the lateral a little shorter, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New Combinations in the Florida Flora (DB Ward, 2001)
Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-005?:
Aristida stricta   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida stricta

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida stricta

 

Find by scientific name:

2549

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common

Look for it in sandhills, savannas, from very dry to seasonally saturated soils, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle brownish

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellow
Grain

 

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