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*Melinis repens (Willdenow) Zizka ssp. repens . Rose Natalgrass, Creeping Molasses-grass. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Disturbed areas, roadsides, railroad embankments, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Africa. Reported for several s. GA counties (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009). Reported for Beaufort and Jasper counties, SC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]). The report for NC by Kartesz (1999) is an error and was dropped by Kartesz (2015, 2020).

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Synonymy: = FNA25; = n/a – C, RAB, Tat; < Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka – FlGr, K1, K3, K4, WH3; < Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd.) C.E.Hubb. – Bah, Meso6, SFla, Tx; ? Rhynchelytrum roseum (Nees) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. ex Bews – HC; ? Tricholaena rosea Nees – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (name change)
  • Great Plains: UPL (name change)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward, Botriochloa, Melinis, Hyparrhenia, Heteropogon | Original Image ⭷


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