Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3455

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

Look for it in wet pinelands, clay-based Carolina bays, other depression wetlands, and boggy wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Raceme (usually 2 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Andropogon perangustatus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon gyrans var. stenophyllus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Systematics of the Andropogon virginicus complex (Gramineae) (Campbell, 1983)
Andropogon gyrans var. stenophyllus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon perangustatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Andropogon perangustatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Andropogon elliottii var. stenophyllus

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Bluestem


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image of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anpe_001_lvd

        

image of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmaperangustatus_echwsw

October    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Inflorescence resembling slender specimens of A. virginicus, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.