Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3956

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

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

Look for it in limesink ponds (dolines), depression meadows, claybased Carolina bays, wet savannas, 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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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescences terminal and axillary spikes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mnesithea rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coelorachis rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-82-001:
Manisuris rugosa   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wrinkled Jointgrass