Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4049

Grass, Sedge, or Rush

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

Uncommon

Look for it in mesic swales in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tridens carolinianus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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)
Triodia drummondii

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Triodia, Carolina Fluffgrass


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image of Tridens carolinianus

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

        

image of Tridens carolinianus

JK Marlow    jkm161001_844

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Tridens carolinianus

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

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

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.

image of Tridens carolinianus

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.