Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4346

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in wet pine savannas, swamp openings, and wet peaty meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Dichanthelium roanokense   FAMILY Poaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. roanokense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. roanokense

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Roanoke Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium roanokense, Roanoke Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paro4_001_lhd