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
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 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