OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-62-001:
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leersia lenticularis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Homalocenchrus lenticularis

 

COMMON NAME:
Catchfly Cutgrass


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image of Leersia lenticularis, Catchfly Cutgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_lele2_001_lvd

        

Panicle open, drooping, the branches ascending or spreading, naked below, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Leersia lenticularis, Catchfly Cutgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_l_lenticularis_8107

October    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Blades lax, 1-2cm wide. Panicle open; spikelets closely imbricate, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-62-001:
Leersia lenticularis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leersia lenticularis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Homalocenchrus lenticularis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3546

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: floodplain forests and swamps, rarely in depression swamps and ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins scabrous

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
2 stamens

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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