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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melinis repens ssp. repens   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melinis repens   FAMILY Poaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Rhynchelytrum repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose Natalgrass


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image of Melinis repens ssp. repens, Rose Natalgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_rhro2_001_lvd

        

image of Melinis repens ssp. repens, Rose Natalgrass

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5414566

Month Unknown        HI

Leaf sheaths loose; leaf blades linear, to 20 x 0.2-1.4cm, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melinis repens ssp. repens   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melinis repens   FAMILY Poaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Rhynchelytrum repens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2943

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

Non-native: Africa

Habitat: Disturbed areas, 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle silvery-pink or purplish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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