Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4298

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA Piedmont & NC, rare in GA Coastal Plain & SC

Look for it in glades, barrens, desiccated pondshores, riversides, and other rocky or dry sandy soil of open woods and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (plants lacking a rosette of overwintering basal leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish or olivaceous
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Panicum philadelphicum ssp. philadelphicum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum philadelphicum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Panicum philadelphicum var. philadelphicum

INCLUDING & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Panicum tuckermannii

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Panicum capillare var. sylvaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-013:
Panicum philadelphicum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Panicum philadelphicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Panicgrass


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image of Panicum philadelphicum ssp. philadelphicum, Woodland Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paph_001_lvd

        

image of Panicum philadelphicum ssp. philadelphicum, Woodland Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paph_002_lhd

        

Panicum philadelphicum.

image of Panicum philadelphicum ssp. philadelphicum, Woodland Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_patu_001_lhd

        

Panicum tuckermanii.