Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


568

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist to wet forests, woodlands, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Festuca subverticillata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Festuca subverticillata   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-009:
Festuca obtusa   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Festuca obtusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Fescue


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image of Festuca subverticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_feob_002_lhd

        

image of Festuca subverticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_fesu3_001_lvd

        

image of Festuca subverticillata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfsubverticillata_oclr

May        

Panicle nodding, loose, open; branches spreading, spikelets toward the ends, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.