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 NC Mtns, uncommon in NC Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain (rare in GA & SC)

Look for it on grassy balds, high elevation rocky summits, rocky or sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain dark
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Avenella flexuosa   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Deschampsia flexuosa var. flexuosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-34-002:
Deschampsia flexuosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aira flexuosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Deschampsia flexuosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Hairgrass, Crinkled Hairgrass, Common Hairgrass, Wavy Hairgrass