Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4331

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Piedmont (rare elesewhere)

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Inflorescence a delicate, diffuse panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain ivory-colored
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aira caryophyllea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aira caryophyllea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Tennessee Flora Committee (2015)
Aira caryophyllea var. caryophyllea

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Aira caryophyllea var. caryophyllea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Aira caryophyllaea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-35-001:
Aira caryophyllea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aira caryophyllea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aspris caryophyllea

 

COMMON NAME:
Silver Hairgrass


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image of Aira caryophyllea, Silver Hairgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_aica_001_lvd