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 (10/20/20):
Aristida spiciformis var. spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-38-002:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida spiciformis

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aristida spiciformis

 

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


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image of Aristida spiciformis var. spiciformis, Bottlebrush Three-awn, Spike Three-awn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_arsp3_001_lvd

        

image of Aristida spiciformis var. spiciformis, Bottlebrush Three-awn, Spike Three-awn

Keith Bradley    kab_a_spiciformis_79804

September    Highlands County    FL

Kissimmee Prairie State Park

Panicle erect, dense, spikelike, more or less spirally twisted, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.