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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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


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image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ophiuroides_71844

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Fertile spikelets embedded in a fleshy rachis (resembling a rattail) or a cob, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200908_7123

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Hard to see here, but the stigmas were lavender and fresh anthers bright purple!

image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200908_7124

September    Spartanburg County    SC

A solitary, terminal, 1-sided raceme of closely overlapping spikelets, per Flora of China.

image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200908_7125

September    Spartanburg County    SC

This distinctive inflorescence does not break up readily into segments, per Flora of China.

image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ophiuroides_71560

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Eremochloa ophiuroides, Centipede Grass

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ophiuroides_71562

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eremochloa ophiuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3948

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Asia

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, weedy in open, 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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