Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


954

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bottomland and other moist forests, dry forests, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish/ Lemmas usually purplish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-45-003:
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Muhlenbergia schreberi

 

COMMON NAME:
Nimblewill


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_musc_001_lvd

        

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_musc_003_lvd

        

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

JK Marlow    jkm0406g_06

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

JK Marlow    s060615_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves flat & narrow, 3-5cm long, 1-4mm wide, rough on surfaces & margins, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

JK Marlow    jkm0408h_06

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

Keith Bradley    kab_m_schreberi_7475

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi

Keith Bradley    kab_m_schreberi_7486

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Culms weak, decumbent, the upper portions erect. Panicle slender, dense, per Weakley's Flora.