Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4383

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare? The range of this species is poorly known, owing to confusion between it, B. pubescens & B. latiglumis

Look for it in moist forests, especially along small stream bottoms, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants not strongly rhizomatous, the stems solitary or tufted

FLOWER:
Summer
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Bromus nottowayanus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bromus nottowayanus   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-14-006?:
Bromus purgans   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Bromus nottowayanus

 

COMMON NAME:
Satin Brome, Virginia Brome, Nottoway River Brome


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image of Bromus nottowayanus, Satin Brome, Virginia Brome, Nottoway River Brome

Wesley Knapp    wes_b_not _sheathsummitha

August    Burke County    NC

Summit of sheath opposite the ligule with a conspicuous tuft of hairs, per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Bromus nottowayanus, Satin Brome, Virginia Brome, Nottoway River Brome

Wesley Knapp    wes_b_notto_leaf

August    Burke County    NC

Underleaf surfaces with a conspicuous satiny sheen (when fresh), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Bromus nottowayanus, Satin Brome, Virginia Brome, Nottoway River Brome

Wesley Knapp    wes_b_nottowayanus _infl

August    Burke County    NC

Panicles 12-22cm long, the slender branches drooping, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.