Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4336

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in diabase glades and barrens, limestone glades and barrens, disturbed areas over diabase or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, not 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Sporobolus compositus var. compositus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus compositus var. compositus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus asper var. asper

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sporobolus asper

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Dropseed


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image of Sporobolus compositus var. compositus, Tall Dropseed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spas_001_lvd

        

image of Sporobolus compositus var. compositus, Tall Dropseed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_spas_002_lvd