Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3900

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in open sandy soil of pinelands and dunes, primarily near the coast; probably occasional to frequent, but long overlooked, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (often a rosette of overwintering leaves) & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium species 1 (=arenicoloides)   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

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

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Dichanthelium aciculare ssp. angustifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandy Woods Witchgrass