Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3926

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native: Southwest US, into Central & South America
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Waif(s)

Look for it as a waif at wool-combing mill and ballast sites (probably not established), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, occasionally in basal rosettes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Spikelets green or brown
Inflorescences terminal panicles of spikelike branches

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Disakisperma dubium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leptochloa dubia   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leptochloa dubia

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) A molecular phylogeny of Leptochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Chlorideae) (Peters
Disakisperma dubia

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Sprangletop


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image of Disakisperma dubium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ledu_001_lhd

        

image of Disakisperma dubium

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09848

April    Monroe County    FL

Panicle of spreading or ascending racemes, approximate or somewhat distant, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Disakisperma dubium

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09850

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Disakisperma dubium

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09856

April    Monroe County    FL