Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2834

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common (rare in Mountains, rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain brownish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cenchrus longispinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cenchrus longispinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-69-005:
Cenchrus longispinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Cenchrus pauciflorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Sandspur, Common Sandspur