Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3893

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on coastal dunes and shores, sandflats, and sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (plants lacking a rosette of overwintering basal leaves)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Panicum amarum var. amarulum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum amarum var. amarulum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-007:
Panicum amarulum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum amarulum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Panicum amarum ssp. amarulum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seabeach Grass