Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2555

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in GA-SC

Look for it in fall-line sandhills in the inner Coastal Plain, perhaps in other dry habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme (1 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon stolonifer

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Little Bluestem


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image of Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anst5_001_lvd