OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-55-003:
Chloris petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Chloris petraea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chloris petraea

 

COMMON NAME:
Dune Fingergrass, Pinewoods Fingergrass


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image of Eustachys petraea, Dune Fingergrass, Pinewoods Fingergrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_chpe8_001_lvd

        

image of Eustachys petraea, Dune Fingergrass, Pinewoods Fingergrass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_08539

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

3-6 spikes arise at about the same point at stem end. Stems often decumbent, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eustachys petraea, Dune Fingergrass, Pinewoods Fingergrass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_71533

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelets closely arranged on 2 sides of a 3-sided spike, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eustachys petraea, Dune Fingergrass, Pinewoods Fingergrass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_71535

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Lemma mucronate, short-ciliate on the nerves, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-55-003:
Chloris petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Chloris petraea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chloris petraea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3936

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: dune slacks and sand flats, also in disturbed areas (especially southward), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, distinctly 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Flowers in spikes

FRUIT:

 

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