Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


805

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lemmas purplish
Inflorescence composed of racemosely arranged spikes

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):
Dinebra panicea ssp. brachiata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leptochloa panicea ssp. brachiata   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-56-001:
Leptochloa filiformis   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leptochloa filiformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Sprangletop