OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dactylis glomerata +   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-13-001:
Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Dactylis glomerata

 

COMMON NAME:
Orchard Grass


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Gill Newberry    gn05_d_glomerata_habitat

May        

Culms in large tussocks, 60-120cm tall; blades elongate, 2-8mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

Gill Newberry    gn05_d_glomerata_inf

May        

Panicle's few, distant, stiff branches ascending, or spreading at anthesis, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190508_8250

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190518_8461

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves light green to dark blue-green, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190518_8462

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5175

May    Transylvania County    NC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5176

May    Transylvania County    NC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5177

May    Transylvania County    NC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5178

May    Transylvania County    NC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200531_5471

May    Greenville County    SC

Stem leaves are spreading to arching, basal leaves erect to arching, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200531_5474

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200531_5476

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves mostly flat, hairless but usually rough along the edges, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200531_5476b

May    Greenville County    SC

Sheaths hairless, the edges fused for at least half the sheath length, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200531_5476c

May    Greenville County    SC

Nodes and internodes glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    s080524_d

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    s080524_f

May    Pickens County    SC

Spikelets few-flowered, nearly sessile in dense 1-sided fascicles, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dactylis glomerata, Orchard Grass

JK Marlow    s080524_g

May    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    s080524_h

May    Pickens County    SC

Membranous ligules, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdglomerata_mm

July?    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

Panicle's branches appressed at maturity, lowermost sometimes to 10cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dactylis glomerata +   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-13-001:
Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Dactylis glomerata

 

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432

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Pastures, fields, woodland edges, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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