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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image of Urochloa ramosa

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.

image of Urochloa ramosa

JK Marlow    jkm150724_528

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

image of Urochloa ramosa

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.

image of Urochloa ramosa

JK Marlow    jkm150724_529b

July    Pickens County    SC

Doodle Trail

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

image of Urochloa ramosa

Gill Newberry    gn09_u_ramosa_millet

September        

image of Urochloa ramosa

Gill Newberry    gn09_urochoa_ramosa

September