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Coleataenia tenera (Beyrich ex Trinius) Soreng. Southeastern Panic Grass. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Limesink ponds, depression meadows, cypress savannas, wet pinelands and prairies, bogs. Dist: Coastal Plain from se. NC to FL, west to e. TX; West Indies; Mexico and Central America.

ID notes: The rhizomes produce lines of closely spaced culms. Though 0.5-1 m tall, the culms are very narrow and inconspicuous.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FlGr, K3, K4, Soreng (2010), Weakley et al (2011); = Panicum tenerum Beyr. ex Trin. – Bah, ETx1, FNA25, GW1, HC, K1, Meso6, RAB, S, SFla, Tx, WH3, Lelong (1986); = Sorengia tenera (Beyr. ex Trin.) Zuloaga & Morrone – Zuloaga, Scataglini, & Morrone (2010)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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