Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


432

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC-SC, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dactylis glomerata +   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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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image of Dactylis glomerata

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm140519_856

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_856b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_856c

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_859

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_859b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_861

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm180509_2041

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    jkm180509_2042

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    s080524_d

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata

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

JK Marlow    s080524_g

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Dactylis glomerata

JK Marlow    s080524_h

May    Pickens County    SC

Membranous ligules, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dactylis glomerata

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.