Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3508

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme or panicle purplish
Inflorescence a panicle or raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida longespica var. longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-38-008:
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida longespica var. longespica

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Slim-spike Three-awn