Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3544

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: Tropical Africa & Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets green, tawny or dull brown
Inflorescence a panicle of ascending spikelike racemes along an angled axis

FRUIT:
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Urochloa ramosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Urochloa ramosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum ramosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Brachiaria ramosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Browntop Millet, Dixie Signalgrass


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JK Marlow    jkm150724_517

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

Has apparently been widely planted for wildlife food and erosion control in SE, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm150724_528

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm150724_529

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

Panicles of asending spikelike racemes along an angled axis, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm150724_529b

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

Spikelets borne singly in each row, 2-4mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_u_ramosa_millet

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_urochoa_ramosa

September