Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3856

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC, rare in NC (if there)

Look for it in wet pine savannas and seepage areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle brownish-purple
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Grain yellowish to olive
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-38-002:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bottlebrush Three-awn, Spike Three-awn