Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4117

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: southern Europe to western Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in brackish marshes, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Panicle green
3 stamens
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Tawmy yellow when mature

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Polypogon monspeliensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polypogon monspeliensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-14-001:
Polypogon monspeliensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Polypogon monspeliensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polypogon monspeliensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Rabbitfoot Grass, Beardgrass, Annual Beardgrass


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Keith Bradley    kab_p_monspeliensis_72777

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Panicle dense, spikelike, 2-15cm long, 1-2cm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.