Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Danthonia from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Flora of North America
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Poverty Oatgrass, Moonshine Grass
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March Greenville County SC
Leaves often curling, smooth and hairless to only sparsely hairy, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
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May Pickens County SC
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve
Sheaths glabrous or nearly so, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
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May Greenville County SC
Panicle 2-5cm long, the stiff short branches bearing a single spikelet, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
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October Edgefield County SC
Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District
Blades usually curled or flexuous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
COMPARE foliage of Danthonia species
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November McCormick County SC
Blades usually not more than 12cm long, filiform, to 2mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.