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