Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
The common name refers to the densely hairy ring or "beard" of white hairs at the stem nodes. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Flora of North America
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. mattamuskeetense
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_dich_annulum1
August Stanly County NC
Tends to be a low-growing, rather spreading plant, not bolt-upright, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.