Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2555

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in GA-SC

Look for it in fall-line sandhills in the inner Coastal Plain, perhaps in other dry habitats, also apparently in seepages in pineland landscapes, mesic to wetland pine savannas and seepage slopes in peninsular Florida, the habitat and range in our area requiring further study, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, the rhizomes slender, creeping & scaly

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Raceme (1 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Schizachyrium stoloniferum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-87-001?:
Andropogon scoparius   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem


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image of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anst5_001_lvd

        

image of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem

Keith Bradley    kab_s_scoparium_sto_79720

September    Highlands County    FL

Kissimmee Prairie State Park

Raceme 2-3cm long, strongly flexuous, partly enclosed or exserted from sheath, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem

Keith Bradley    kab_s_scoparium_sto_79777

September    Highlands County    FL

Kissimmee Prairie State Park