Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3789

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets yellowish-brown
Inflorescence a panicle of racemes

FRUIT:
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sorghastrum secundum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sorghastrum secundum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-89-002:
Sorghastrum secundum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sorghastrum secundum

 

COMMON NAME:
Lopsided Indiangrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_sose5_001_lvd

        

image of Sorghastrum secundum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_secundum_4112

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Panicle 20-40cm long, one-sided, the branches mostly in separated fascicles, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Sorghastrum secundum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sorghastrum_secundum

October        

image of Sorghastrum secundum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sorghastrum_secundum2

October        

Awn 20-35mm long, twice-geniculate, twisted below second the bend, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Sorghastrum secundum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sorghastrum_secundum3

October        

Spikelets yellowish-brown, ~ 7mm long, pilose, with densely bearded callus, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


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