Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3902

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, Piedmont prairie-like barrens, 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
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium neuranthum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium aciculare ssp. neuranthum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum ovinum

 

COMMON NAME:
Nerved Witchgrass