OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Aira caryophyllea   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, 1938)
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

        

image of Aira caryophyllea, Silver Hairgrass

JK Marlow    jkm200505_4598

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Pedicels usually 1-2× as long as the spikelets (vs. 2-8× in A. elegans), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, 1938)
Aspris caryophyllea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4331

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in Piedmont (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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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