Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3904

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Look for it in dry sandy or rocky soil of open woods, dry grasslands, and barrens, and glades over serpentine, limestone, calcareous shales, and other high pH dry soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

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

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-045?:
Panicum dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. mattamuskeetense

 

COMMON NAME:
Ringed Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium annulum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paan10_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium annulum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paan10_002_lhd

        

image of Dichanthelium annulum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dich_annulum1

August    Stanly County    NC