Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Ryegrasses or Wild-ryes (genus Elymus) are noted by their evenly spaced leaves and elongate, terminal inflorescence that recall cultivated rye or wheat. Each floret produces several long, skinny awns per the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Great Plains Wild-rye, Nodding Wild-rye, Canada Wild-rye
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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Moist forests, per Weakley's Flora
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Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], with short rhizomes
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