OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triplasis purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triplasis purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-09-002:
Triplasis purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Triplasis purpurea

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Triplasis purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Sandgrass


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image of Triplasis purpurea var. purpurea, Purple Sandgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_t_purpurea_71662

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelets usually purplish. Lemmas cleft, awns straight, 0.5-1.5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triplasis purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triplasis purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-09-002:
Triplasis purpurea   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Triplasis purpurea

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Triplasis purpurea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4084

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: dunes, maritime dry grasslands, open sandy areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets usually purple

Inflorescence a few-flowered open terminal panicle (plus cleistogamous spikelets

FRUIT:
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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