Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry woodlands, esp common in sandy soils in the Coastal Plain, dry oak, oak-pine, & pine forests in Piedmont & low Mountains, and on dry acidic cliffs and rock outcrops, roadsides and woodland margins, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Danthonia sericea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Danthonia sericea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-32-001a:
Danthonia sericea var. sericea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Danthonia sericea

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Danthonia sericea

 

COMMON NAME:
Silky Oatgrass, Downy Oatgrass