OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium aciculare ssp. aciculare

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-028:
Panicum aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum aciculare

 

COMMON NAME:
Needleleaf Witchgrass, Needleleaf Rosette Grass


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image of Dichanthelium aciculare, Needleleaf Witchgrass, Needleleaf Rosette Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_diac_002_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium aciculare, Needleleaf Witchgrass, Needleleaf Rosette Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paac11_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium aciculare, Needleleaf Witchgrass, Needleleaf Rosette Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paac11_002_lhd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium aciculare ssp. aciculare

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-028:
Panicum aciculare   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum aciculare

 

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459

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in sandy woods and fields, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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