Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3417

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in pine flatwoods, sandy forests, roadsides, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence of 1-sided, spikelike primary branches

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Grayish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Axonopus fissifolius   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Axonopus fissifolius   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-77-001:
Axonopus affinis   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Axonopus affinis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Paspalum fissifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Carpetgrass


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picture of Axonopus affinis, image of Axonopus fissifolius

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_axaf_003_lhd

        

picture of Axonopus affinis, image of Axonopus fissifolius

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_axfi_001_lvd

        

picture of Axonopus affinis, image of Axonopus fissifolius

Karen Burnett    kwb_dscf09431

November?    Pickens County    SC

A predominant pasture grass of s. Coastal Plain, sometimes in dense mats, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.