Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3611

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in dry pinelands, sandhills, upper ecotones of pineland pools, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets tan to light brown

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain red
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 (11/30/12):
Ctenium floridanum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ctenium floridanum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Ctenium floridanum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Campulosus floridanus

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Toothache Grass, Florida orangegrass


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picture of -, image of Ctenium floridanum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ctfl_001_lvd

        

picture of -, image of Ctenium floridanum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ctenium_floridanum_2

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Spikelets pectinately arranged on one side of a continuous rachis, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.