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 (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in open woodlands and forests, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle usually tawny

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Erianthus contortus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum brevibarbe var. contortum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-85-002:
Erianthus contortus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Erianthus brevibarbis var. contortus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Saccharum contortum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bent-awn Plumegrass