OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coelorachis rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-82-001:
Manisuris rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Manisuris rugosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Manisuris rugosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Wrinkled Jointgrass


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image of Mnesithea rugosa, Wrinkled Jointgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coru3_001_lvd

        

image of Mnesithea rugosa, Wrinkled Jointgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_maru5_001_lvd

        

image of Mnesithea rugosa, Wrinkled Jointgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_c_rugosa_71558

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence section, with ridged spikelets.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Mnesithea rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coelorachis rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-82-001:
Manisuris rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Manisuris rugosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Manisuris rugosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3956

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC), endemic

Habitat: Limesink ponds (dolines), depression meadows, clay-based Carolina bays, wet pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, marl prairies, disturbed areas (such as seeps in powerline rights-of-way), always in places with a seasonally high water-table, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Inflorescences terminal and axillary spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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