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Erianthus brevibarbis Michaux. Short-bearded Plume Grass. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Marshes, ditches. Dist: SC south to n. FL, west to AR, e. OK, and e. TX; disjunct in s. IL. Reports from NC appear to be in error.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = F, Il; = Erianthus brevibarbis Michx. var. brevibarbis – Ward (2001); = Saccharum brevibarbe (Michx.) Pers. var. brevibarbe – ETx1, FNA25, K3, K4, Webster & Shaw (1995); < Erianthus brevibarbis Michx. – C, G, GW1, RAB, S, S13; >< Erianthus coarctatus Fernald var. coarctatus – HC; >< Erianthus coarctatus Fernald var. elliottianus Fernald – HC; < Saccharum brevibarbe (Michx.) Pers.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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