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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

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