Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2939

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common. Like Microstegium, steadily increasing its abundance in our area.

Look for it in moist ditches, bottomlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arthraxon hispidus   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-86-001:
Arthraxon hispidus var. cryptatherus   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Basket Grass, Small Carpgrass


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image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_arhi3_003_lvd

        

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_hispidus_hispidus_2

September    Iredell County    NC

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_hispidus_hispidus2b

September    Iredell County    NC

Sometimes confused w Microstegium, but has distinctly cordate-clasping leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_875

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Spikelets not paired, unaccompanied by a vestige, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_878

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Plants weak-stemmed annuals, branching, decumbent, rooting at the lower nodes, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_879

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Keith Bradley    kab_a_hispidus_7343

October    Henderson County    NC

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Keith Bradley    kab_a_hispidus_7353

October    Henderson County    NC

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_hispidus_hispidus_1

October    Iredell County    NC

Panicles of few to several racemes, flabellate, on filiform peduncles, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5273064

Month Unknown        

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5306069

Month Unknown        

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_5437555

Month Unknown        

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448818

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448841

Month Unknown        

Leaves ovate-lanceolate, cordate-clasping at base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448842

Month Unknown