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 SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry woodlands, rock outcrops, shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Danthonia spicata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-32-003:
Danthonia spicata   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Danthonia spicata

 

COMMON NAME:
Poverty Oatgrass, Moonshine Grass