Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in upper Piedmont)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it on grassy balds, thin soils around rock outcrops, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Danthonia compressa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Danthonia compressa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-32-002:
Danthonia compressa   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Oatgrass, Flattened Oatgrass