Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1570

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon or rare north of SC)

Look for it in moist hardwood forests, swamps, other moist habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle or raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain blackish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-10-002:
Uniola sessiliflora   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Uniola sessiliflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Longleaf Woodoats, Upland Oats, Longleaf Spikegrass


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picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_chse2_004_lvd

        

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_unse2_001_lvd

        

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm090102_039

January    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm0508f_35

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Leaves 6-12mm wide, to 4 dm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm0508f_35b

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3785

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm130922_480

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm071028_057

October    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm071028_120

October    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Spikelets with 1-4 fertile and 1 sterile flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

JK Marlow    jkm071028_122

October    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

Keith Bradley    kab_c_sessiliflorum_3114

October    Richland County    SC

Guignard Park

picture of Uniola sessiliflora, image of Chasmanthium sessiliflorum var. sessiliflorum

Keith Bradley    kab_c_sessiliflorum_3114b

October    Richland County    SC

Guignard Park

Spikelets flat, subsessile, glumes and lemmas weakly nerved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.