OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-08-001:
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Tridens carolinianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Triodia drummondii

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass


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image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_trca4_001_lvd

        

image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_844

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_846b

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Panicle branches appressed or narrowly ascending, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_846c

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Spikelets short-pediceled, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_847

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Panicle dense and spike-like, more than 4x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Tridens carolinianus, Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_849

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaf blades flat, elongate, 2-7mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-08-001:
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Tridens carolinianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Triodia drummondii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4049

Grass, Sedge, or Rush

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Mesic swales in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes elongate, scaly

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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