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Axonopus fissifolius

Common Carpetgrass, Narrowleaved Carpetgrass

Scientific Name:

Axonopus fissifolius

Genus:

Axonopus

Species Epithet:

fissifolius

Common Name:

Common Carpetgrass, Narrowleaved Carpetgrass

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pine flatwoods, sandy forests, fields, roadsides, lawns. Common in NC coastal plain, rare in the piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Larry Mellichamp (2014) suggests this grass might make a suitable turf grass.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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