Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3542

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets dark
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eragrostis capillaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis capillaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-11-006:
Eragrostis capillaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis capillaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Lacegrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_erca_001_lvd

        

image of Eragrostis capillaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_erca_002_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_e_capillaris

September        

Panicle's branches and branchlets capillary, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Eragrostis capillaris

Gill Newberry    gn09_e_capillaris_plant

September        

Panicle open, diffuse, usually 2/3 the entire height of the plant, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Eragrostis capillaris

Gill Newberry    gn09_eragrostis_habitat

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_erigrostis_inf

September        

Spikelets long-pediceled, 2-4 flowered, 2-3mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.