Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4297

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Mtns & Piedmt, rare in Coastal Plain of GA-SC, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in open or cut-over woods, thickets, fields, meadows, and shores, often on wet soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. lindheimeri   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. lindheimeri   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-039?:
Panicum lanuginosum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum lindheimeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Lindheimer's Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. lindheimeri, Lindheimer's Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pali11_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. lindheimeri, Lindheimer's Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pali11_002_lvd