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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Aristida tuberculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-001:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida tuberculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida tuberculosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn


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image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_artu_001_lvd

        

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_artu_002_lvd

        

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

JK Marlow    jkm091017_017

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

JK Marlow    jkm091017_023

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Awns 30-40mm long, not including "column" of connivent awns twisted together, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

JK Marlow    jkm091017_024

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

JK Marlow    jkm161001_016

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Aristida tuberculosa, Seaside Three-awn, Dune Three-awn, Seaside Needlegrass, Sand Three-awn

JK Marlow    jkm161001_017

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Aristida tuberculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-001:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida tuberculosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristida tuberculosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3509

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, coastal dunes, other dry, sandy habitats such as sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle brownish

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain lustrous yellow to brown
Grain

 

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