Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2753

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (its original distribution obscured by its weedy capabilities)

Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed situations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, not 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle dark green
Inflorescence a panicle, usually spikelike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sporobolus indicus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus indicus var. indicus   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-44-005:
Sporobolus poiretii   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus poiretii

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus indicus

 

COMMON NAME:
Smut Grass, Blackseed