Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3509

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common in SC Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA & NC, rare elsewhere

Look for it sandhills, other dry, sandy habitats such as sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle brownish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain lustrous yellow to brown
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-38-001:
Aristida tuberculosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Aristida tuberculosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Seabeach Needlegrass, Sandhills Three-Awn


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picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_artu_001_lvd

        

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_artu_002_lvd

        

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

JK Marlow    jkm091017_017

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

JK Marlow    jkm091017_023

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Awns 30-40mm long, not including "column" of connivent awns twisted together, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

JK Marlow    jkm091017_024

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

JK Marlow    jkm161001_016

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Aristida tuberculosa, image of Aristida tuberculosa

JK Marlow    jkm161001_017

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge