OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-57-002:
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Gymnopogon ambiguus

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass


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image of Gymnopogon ambiguus, Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass

JK Marlow    jkm151017_490

October    Columbia County    GA

image of Gymnopogon ambiguus, Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass

JK Marlow    jkm151017_494

October    Columbia County    GA

Leaves numerous, approximate with overlapping sheaths, blades spreading, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Gymnopogon ambiguus, Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass

JK Marlow    jkm151017_502

October    Columbia County    GA

Long slender divergent or reflexed spikes set close on a slender stiff axis, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Gymnopogon ambiguus, Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass

JK Marlow    jkm151017_503

October    Columbia County    GA

Spikes 10-20cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Gymnopogon ambiguus, Eastern Skeletongrass, Eastern Beardgrass, Bearded Skeletongrass, Broadleaf Beardgrass

JK Marlow    jkm101106_073

November    Abbeville County    SC

Leaves cordate-clasping & stiff-textured [whereas few Dichanthelium are both], per Weakley's Flora.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-57-002:
Gymnopogon ambiguus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Gymnopogon ambiguus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3176

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Prairies, glades, barrens, dry pinelands and woodlands, dry fields, per Weakley's Flora

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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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