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

Look for it in open or shaded woodlands, often in moist soil, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal "cushion" (not a distinct rosette) & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain whitish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium laxiflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-025:
Panicum laxiflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum laxiflorum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Open-flower Witchgrass, Open-flower Rosette Grass