Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3946

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it on sandy shores, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Panicle often purplish
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Grain lustrous red
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eragrostis ciliaris var. ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-11-003:
Eragrostis ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis ciliaris var. ciliaris

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eragrostis ciliaris

 

COMMON NAME:
gophertail lovegrass