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Erianthus alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Elliott. Silver Plume Grass. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Dry to moist fields, roadsides, woodlands, and woodland borders. Dist: NJ west to IN, IL, MO, and OK, south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = C, F, G, GW1, HC, Il, Mo1, RAB, Tx, W, WV; = Erianthus divaricatus (L.) Hitchc. – S; = n/a – Tat; = Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt. – Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, K3, K4, Tn, Va, WH3; = Saccharum alopecuroideum (L.) Nutt. – Webster & Shaw (1995), orthographic variant; = Saccharum alopecuroidum – K1, orthographic variant; > Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Elliott – S13; > Erianthus tracyi Nash – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 8

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