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Danthonia epilis Lamson-Scribner. Bog Oat-grass. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Peaty bogs in the Coastal Plain and Mountains, seeps around rock outcrops in the Piedmont and Mountains, granitic domes. Dist: The range is apparently bogs in pinelands from NJ to SC, in mountain bogs and on granitic domes in NC, SC, and GA, in seepage in the Cumberland Plateau and Blue Ridge of TN and AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: This taxon appears to be valid, with a distinct range, habitat, and variety of morphologic characters separating it from D. sericea, but further study is needed. Material from the mountains seems to differ from Coastal Plain material. RAB's description of the habitat as "dry woods, rare; pied. of N.C." appears to be in error. Blomquist listed the taxon (as a variety) for bogs in the mountains of sw. NC. It has since been found in bogs in the Sandhills region of NC and in seepage bogs in the adjacent Piedmont.

Synonymy: = F, HC, K1, K3, K4, S, S13; = Danthonia sericea Nutt. var. epilis (Scribn.) Blomq. – C, RAB; < Danthonia sericea Nutt. – FNA25, Tn

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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