OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-008:
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

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

Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida longespica

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Slimspike Three-awn


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image of Aristida longespica, Southeastern Slimspike Three-awn

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_longespica_lon_3420

October    Iredell County    NC

Distribution & habitats of A. geniculata & longespica in our area poorly known, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aristida longespica, Southeastern Slimspike Three-awn

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_longespica_lon_3424

October    Iredell County    NC

Central awn sharply curved at base, spreading; lateral awns erect, shorter, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-008:
Aristida longespica   FAMILY Poaceae

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

Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida longespica

 

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3508

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: 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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