Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1568

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it on riverbanks, streambanks, in bottomland forests, seepages & glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain dark red
Grain

 

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

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 (1968) 029-10-003:
Uniola latifolia   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Uniola latifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_chla5_011_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_unla3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_unla3_002_lvd

        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm21911_323

February    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130328_482

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm130328_494

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm130328_497

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm0305s_25

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 4-8" long, sharply fine-toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_latifolium

May        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7510_104

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Numerous flattened spikelets in an open, terminal, drooping panicle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7510_108

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7510_58

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0308t_34

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm0309l_12

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0309l_18

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    s071025_c

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Drooping panicles of dangling spikelet clusters, in V-shaped pairs, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_latifolium_3376

December    Chester County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District