Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3906

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC, uncommon in SC

Look for it in wet savannas, meadows, borders of pocosin shrub swamps, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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 mattamuskeetense   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. mattamuskeetense

 

COMMON NAME:
Mattamuskeet Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium mattamuskeetense

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pacl6_001_lhd

        

Panicum clutei < Dichanthelium mattamuskeetense

image of Dichanthelium mattamuskeetense

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pama10_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium mattamuskeetense

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pama10_002_lhd