Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3453

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in wet savannas, pine flatwoods, maritime forests, ditches, wet disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme (usually 2 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Andropogon cretaceus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon glaucopsis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Andropogon glomeratus var. glaucopsis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Systematics of the Andropogon virginicus complex (Gramineae) (Campbell, 1983)
Andropogon glomeratus var. glaucopsis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-87-007?:
Andropogon virginicus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Andropogon virginicus var. glaucopsis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon virginicus var. glaucopsis

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Andropogon glomeratus

 

COMMON NAME:
Chalky Bluestem, Purple Bluestem, Coastal Bluestem, Big Chalky Bluestem


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image of Andropogon cretaceus, Chalky Bluestem, Purple Bluestem, Coastal Bluestem, Big Chalky Bluestem

Will Stuart    wil_9854496425

September        NC

Pocosin Lakes NWR

Recognized by combination of blue color, height >1m, semi-bushy inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.