Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3936

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dune slacks and sand flats, sometimes in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, distinctly 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Flowers in spikes

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eustachys petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-55-003:
Chloris petraea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Chloris petraea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chloris petraea

 

COMMON NAME:
Dune Fingergrass


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picture of Chloris petraea, image of Eustachys petraea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_chpe8_001_lvd

        

picture of Chloris petraea, image of Eustachys petraea

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_08539

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

3-6 spikes arise at about the same point at stem end. Stems often decumbent, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

picture of Chloris petraea, image of Eustachys petraea

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_71533

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelets closely arranged on 2 sides of a 3-sided spike, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

picture of Chloris petraea, image of Eustachys petraea

Keith Bradley    kab_e_petraea_71535

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Lemma mucronate, short-ciliate on the nerves, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.