Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


460

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in shaded mesic to dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium boscii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-062:
Panicum boscii   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum boscii var. boscii

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum boscii var. molle

 

COMMON NAME:
Bosc's Witchgrass, Bosc's Panicgrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pabo5_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium boscii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pabo5_002_lhd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100514_085

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Spikelets over 4mm long, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.

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JK Marlow    jkm100514_085b

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Spikelets 3.7-4.2mm long; rachis and spreading-ascending branches villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dichanthelium boscii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_085c

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Dichanthelium boscii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_092

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

[This one measured about 27mm.] Blades 12-40mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dichanthelium boscii

JK Marlow    jkm180506_478

May    Crawford County    GA

Culms 40-70cm tall, glabrous or minutely puberulent, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm100611_017

June    Stanly County    NC

Morrow Mountain State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm100611_018

June    Stanly County    NC

Morrow Mountain State Park

Blades glabrous, puberulent or pilose on both surfaces, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s050604_l2

June    Greenville County    SC

Blade margins scaberulose, bases cordate, long-ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s050604_l3

June    Greenville County    SC

Panicle 6-12cm long, spikelets 4-4.5mm long, about half as wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm090717_107

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Internodes glabrous, puberulent, or papillose-pilose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090717_111

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

The nodes of the stems are bearded with soft hairs, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.