Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


86

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in a wide range of moist to dry habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme (1 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-87-001:
Andropogon scoparius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Schizachyrium scoparium ssp. scoparium

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon scoparius var. scoparius

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Bluestem