Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Small Beaked Panicgrass - Coleataenia anceps ssp. rhizomata   (A.S. Hitchcock & Chase) Soreng
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Author(A.S. Hitchcock & Chase) Soreng
DistributionCoastal Plain only; also known from a unique Piedmont wet pine savanna at the Pee Dee NWR in Anson County.

Coastal Plain, MD to FL and TX; some scattered records inland.
AbundanceApparently uncommon, but probably overlooked due to necessity of collection to determine ID.
HabitatDry to moist pine-hardwoods, maritime forests, swamp margins, disturbed soils such as trailsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October.
IdentificationSee Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps for details.
Taxonomic CommentsMembers of the genus Coleataenia have been split from Panicum by the subsessile spikelets (nearly stalkless, vs. stalk greater than 2 mm long) and spikelets which grow only on one side of each branch (vs. essentially on all sides). C. anceps and C. rigidula have lower stems relatively flattened, unlike Panicum.
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B.A. SorrieSame data, ScotlandPhoto_natural
B.A. SorrieNarrow rim between Big Cypress Meadow and Tunstall's Bay, Aug 2020. ScotlandPhoto_natural
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