Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3860

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandy forests, bottomlands, roadsides, calcareous wet meadows, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence of 1-sided, spikelike primary branches

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/ Grayish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Axonopus furcatus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Axonopus furcatus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-77-002:
Axonopus furcatus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Axonopus furcatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Paspalum furcatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Big Carpetgrass


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image of Axonopus furcatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anfu2_001_lvd

        

image of Axonopus furcatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_axfu_001_lhd

        

image of Axonopus furcatus

Keith Bradley    kab_a_furcatus_70465

October    Polk County    FL

Spikelets with lower lemmas adjacent to the branch axes (lower glumes absent), per Weakley's Flora.