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
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

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


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image of Dichanthelium species 1 (=arenicoloides)

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paar10_001_lhd

        

image of Dichanthelium species 1 (=arenicoloides)

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dich_arenicoloides2

August        

image of Dichanthelium species 1 (=arenicoloides)

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dich_arenicoloides2b

August        

Larger autumnal blades to 6cm by 1.5mm, involute, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dichanthelium species 1 (=arenicoloides)

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dich_arenicoloides3

September    Dare County    NC