OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Cane, Giant Cane

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arundinaria gigantea 029-01-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland and riparian forests, lower slopes and bluffs along streams, seeps, stream banks, and extending into less mesic and even dry settings on circumneutral or alkaline soils over limestone or dolomite, or in loess deposits along the Mississippi River

Common (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllostachys aurea 029-02-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, upland forests and woodlands, riparian forests, stream banks, roadsides, pastures, old fields, persisting and spreading from plantings

Non-native: China & Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Uniola latifolia 029-10-003   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, streambanks, bottomland forests, seepages and glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils, also now cultivated widely as a native plant ornamental, but can be quite aggressive

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weeping Lovegrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eragrostis curvula 029-11-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orchard Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dactylis glomerata   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Dactylis glomerata +   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dactylis glomerata 029-13-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, fields, woodland edges, roadsides

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rescue Grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Bromus catharticus var. catharticus   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Bromus catharticus   FAMILY: Poaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bromus catharticus 029-14-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Wild-rye, Common Eastern Wild-rye, Terrell Grass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Elymus virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Elymus virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elymus virginicus 029-25-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elegant Hairgrass, Annual Silver Hairgrass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Aira elegans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aira elegans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aira elegans 029-35-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Needlegrass, Blackseed Needlegrass, Eastern Needlegrass, Black Oatgrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stipa avenacea 029-37-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Upland woodlands and forests, sometimes abundant or even dominant in xeric woodlands over granitic or mafic rocks in the Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bermuda Grass, Scotch Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynodon dactylon 029-54-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, disturbed areas

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Vernal Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Anthoxanthum odoratum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Anthoxanthum odoratum 029-60-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Foxtail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria pumila   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Setaria pumila ssp. pallidefusca   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria glauca 029-68-004   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, lawns, fields, less commonly in natural habitats

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria faberi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria faberi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria faberi 029-68-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, gardens, other disturbed areas

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain) (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Foxtail, Green Bristlegrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Setaria viridis var. viridis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria viridis var. viridis   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria viridis 029-68-008   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common in Mountains (common elsewhere in NC, uncommon elsewhere in SC, rare elsewhere in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey Grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paspalum urvillei 029-74-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, and other disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Crabgrass, Northern Crabgrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Digitaria sanguinalis 029-75-003   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beaked Panicum, Beaked Panicgrass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum anceps   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum anceps var. anceps 029-81-001a   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist sandy woods, swamps, sloughs, roadsides, fields, waste places, often weedy

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Switchgrass, Prairie Switchgrass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum virgatum var. virgatum   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum virgatum 029-81-006   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or wet sandy soils of pinelands, fresh and brackish marshes, tidal swamps, interdune swales and ponds, riverside scour prairies, mafic fens, calcareous fens and spring marshes, rocky river shores and bars, and also frequently planted

Common in Coastal Plain & GA Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvet Witchgrass, Velvet Panicum

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dichanthelium scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dichanthelium scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum scoparium 029-81-057   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Moist sandy soil of woodland openings and ditches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Microstegium vimineum 029-84-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, colonizing moist, rich soil, especially in floodplains, though sometimes patchily in even dry or dry-mesic uplands

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Plumegrass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus alopecuroides   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum alopecuroides   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus alopecuroides 029-85-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist fields, roadsides, woodlands, and woodland borders

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus giganteus 029-85-005   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, roadbanks, lake and pond margins, cypress ponds, wet pine flatwoods, ditches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon gerardi   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon gerardii 029-87-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, usually rather dry, such as longleaf pine sandhills, glades, cliffs, and rock outcrops, in the Piedmont in woodlands, former prairie-like sites, woodlands, open forests, and river-scour grasslands, in the Mountains in glades, riverside scour areas, and rarely in grassy balds, ascending to at least 1600 m over mafic rocks (on Old Field Bald, Watauga and Ashe counties, NC)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem, Silvery Bluestem

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon ternarius 029-87-005   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry to moist soils of woodlands and openings

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Old-field Broomstraw, "Sedge Grass"

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Old fields, roadbanks, disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Andropogon glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, wet pine savannas, pine flatwoods, bogs, fens, depression ponds, wet disturbed sites

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnsongrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sorghum halepense   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghum halepense   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghum halepense 029-88-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, waste places, cultivated fields

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass, Prairie Indiangrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghastrum nutans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghastrum nutans   FAMILY: Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghastrum nutans 029-89-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric and mesic woodlands and forests of a wide variety, prairies, barrens, powerline rights-of-way, roadbanks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soft Rush, Common Rush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Juncus effusus ssp. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus effusus var. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus effusus 040-01-001   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Habitat: Moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes and swamps, low meadows

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus tenuis 040-01-006   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or moist soil along roadsides and paths, fields

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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