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Danthonia sericea Nuttall. Silky Oat-grass, Downy Danthonia. Phen: Mar-Jun (-early Jul). Hab: Dry woodlands, especially common in sandy soils in the Coastal Plain, dry oak, oak-pine, and pine forests in the Piedmont and low Mountains, and on dry acidic cliffs and rock outcrops, roadsides and woodland margins. Dist: Primarily a Coastal Plain species northward, ranging from e. MA south to FL and west to LA. Reported for WV by Vanderhorst et al. (2013).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, F, FlGr, HC, K1, K3, K4, S, S13, Tat, Tx, Va, W, WH3; = Danthonia sericea Nutt. var. sericea – C, G, RAB; < Danthonia sericea Nutt. – FNA25, Tn

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 7

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