Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3802

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in hammocks, maritime forests, shell middens, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a narrow panicle

FRUIT:
Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oplismenus setarius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-72-001:
Oplismenus setarius   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN The genera of Paniceae (Gramineae: Panicoideae) in the se. US (Crins, 1991)
Oplismenus hirtellus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Oplismenus setarius

 

COMMON NAME:
Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass


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image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_opse_001_lvd

        

image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_o_hirtellus_set_70501

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Leaf blades ovate to ovate-lanceolate, thin, 1-2cm long, 4-10mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_o_hirtellus_set_70507

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_o_hirtellus_set_70511

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Panicle long-exserted, usually not more than 5cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_o_hirtellus_set_70519

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Racemes subglobose, each w about 5 spikelets; awn of first glume 4-8mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Oplismenus setarius, Woods-grass, Bristle Basketgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_o_hirtellus_set_70525

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park