Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3947

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in GA, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare northwards

Look for it in ultisol wet pine savannas, maritime wet grasslands, inland edges of brackish marshes, inland edges of freshwater tidal marshes, calcareously-influenced wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves primarily low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets with dark margins and light centers
Inflorescence a loose open panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eragrostis elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-11-014:
Eragrostis elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis elliottii

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Lovegrass