Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3545

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in wet sandy or peaty soils, low woods, meadows, marshes, shores, swamps, ditches. Often weedy, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish-purple
Inflorescence an open panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish to blackish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Coleataenia rigidula ssp. rigidula   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-004a:
Panicum agrostoides var. agrostoides   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum agrostoides var. agrostoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum

 

COMMON NAME:
Redtop Panic Grass