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