Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bottomland forests, rocky bars in rivers, tidal freshwater marshes, other low wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cinna arundinacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cinna arundinacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-49-001:
Cinna arundinacea   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Cinna arundinacea var. arundinacea

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Cinna arundinacea var. inexpansa

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Woodreed, Stout Woodreed, Sweet Woodreed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ciar2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ciar2_003_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ciar2_005_lvd

        

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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_cinna_arundinacea2

September    Moore County    NC

Panicle greenish, 12-30cm long, 3-12cm broad, branches ascending or spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.