Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3818

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in SC Coastal Plain

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets dark green
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
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):
Eragrostis cilianensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis cilianensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-11-001:
Eragrostis cilianensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis cilianensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Stinkgrass