Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4026

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in marshes, meadows, low woods, ditches, stream and pond shores, freshwater tidal shores, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish-purple
Inflorescence a narrow panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish to blackish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Coleataenia rigidula ssp. condensa   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-004b:
Panicum agrostoides var. condensum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Panicum rigidulum var. condensum

 

COMMON NAME:
Dense Panic Grass


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image of Coleataenia rigidula ssp. condensa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paco19_001_lvd

        

image of Coleataenia rigidula ssp. condensa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paco19_002_lhd

        

image of Coleataenia rigidula ssp. condensa

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_coleataenia_condensa1

October    Dare County    NC

Usually readily identified by its tall stature and compact inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Coleataenia rigidula ssp. condensa

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_coleataenia_condensa3

October    Dare County    NC

Somewhat resembling a large Panicum hemitomon, with which it occa. occurs, per Weakley's Flora.