Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4017

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Africa
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, pine plantations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (not forming a winter rosette) & alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Megathyrsus maximus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Urochloa maxima   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum maximum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Panicum maximum

 

COMMON NAME:
Guinea Grass