Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4382

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in glades and openings over mafic or calcareous rocks, damp sandy meadows, open woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (plants lacking a rosette of overwintering basal leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Panicum flexile   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum flexile   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-009:
Panicum flexile   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wiry Panicgrass


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image of Panicum flexile, Wiry Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pafl2_001_lvd

        

image of Panicum flexile, Wiry Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pafl2_002_lhd

        

image of Panicum flexile, Wiry Panicgrass

Eric Ungberg    ung_20180907_135751

September    Granville County    NC

Butner Cedar Glade

Mature panicle slender, branches ascending-spreading; spikelets long-acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.