Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3855

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in dry sandy soils of sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain olive
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aristida condensata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida condensata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-38-011:
Aristida condensata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida condensata

 

COMMON NAME:
Big Three-awn


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_arco7_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_condensata_7995

October    Richland County    SC

Sesquicentennial State Park

Panicle narrow, as much as 30cm long, the branches closely flowered, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

picture of Aristida condensata, image of Aristida condensata

Keith Bradley    kab_a_condensata_2784

November    Miami-Dade County    FL

Culms rather robust, a meter or more tall, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_condensata_2784_2

November    Miami-Dade County    FL

Awns equal, divergent, 10-15mm long, the base more or less contorted, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.