Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4378

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet savannas, pitcherplant bogs , per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle purple, purplish

Inflorescence an open panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Sporobolus teretifolius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus teretifolius   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-44-002:
Sporobolus teretifolius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus teretifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sporobolus teretifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Wireleaf Dropseed


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image of Sporobolus teretifolius, Wireleaf Dropseed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_spte4_001_lvd