Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2943

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Non-native: Africa
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA

Look for it in disturbed areas, on roadsides, railroad embankments, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle silvery-pink or purplish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
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):
Melinis repens ssp. repens   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melinis repens   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Rhynchelytrum roseum

LESS THAN Rhynchelytrum repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose Natalgrass