Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3948

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, sometimes weedy in more natural sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Mostly basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a single terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-93x-001x:
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eremochloa ophiuroides

 

COMMON NAME:
Centipede Grass