Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle brownish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellow
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida beyrichiana   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-38-005?:
Aristida stricta   FAMILY Poaceae

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

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida stricta

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wiregrass