Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


523

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 marshes, ditches (of moist to wet sites, rarey in uplands), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle silvery to purplish

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 giganteus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum giganteum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-85-005:
Erianthus giganteus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Erianthus giganteus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Erianthus saccharoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass