Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3907

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in wet meadows, sphagnous swamps, bogs, wet woods, sphagnous streamhead pocosins, baygalls, 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 lucidum   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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Panicum lucidum

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. lucidum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium lucidum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_palu4_002_lhd

        

image of Dichanthelium lucidum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dich_lucidum2

July    Scotland County    NC

Cauline leaves well-distributed along culm; culms weak, soon sprawling, per Weakley's Flora.