Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3892

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, mostly at moderate to high elevations, such as northern hardwoods and spruce-fir, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Brachyelytrum aristosum   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brachyelytrum aristosum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-50-001?:
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Brachyelytrum septentrionale

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Brachyelytrum erectum var. septentrionale

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Shorthusk