OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Aristida spiciformis var. spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Aristida spiciformis

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, 1938)
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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Aristida spiciformis var. spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida spiciformis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Aristida spiciformis

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, 1938)
Aristida spiciformis

 

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3856

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: 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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