Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3176

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in prairies, glades, barrens, dry pinelands and woodlands, dry fields, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Inflorescence composed of racemosely arranged spikes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-57-002:
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gymnopogon ambiguus

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass