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Erianthus coarctatus [= Saccharum coarctatum]

Brown Plume Grass, Compressed Plume Grass

Scientific Name:

Erianthus coarctatus [= Saccharum coarctatum]

Genus:

Erianthus

Species Epithet:

coarctatus

Common Name:

Brown Plume Grass, Compressed Plume Grass

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple, Brown

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, ditches, clay-based Carolina bays, swamps. Common in NC coastal plain.

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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Global Rank G5?.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SACO31



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