Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4345

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in moist sandy or peaty soil of wet pine savannas and pocosin ecotones, wet meadows near the coast, swamps, and marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. nitidum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. nitidum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-045?:
Panicum dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Panicum nitidum var. nitidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum nitidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Panicum nitidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Panicum dichotomum var. nitidum

 

COMMON NAME:
Shining Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. nitidum, Shining Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pani4_001_lhd