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Amphicarpum amphicarpon (Pursh) Nash. Pinebarrens Peanut-grass. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Wet, peaty, open soils, especially peat-burns in pocosin edges, primarily in the outer Coastal Plain, responding strongly to fire. Dist: An Atlantic Coastal Plain endemic, scattered and rather rare, from e. MA to nc. FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: If one carefully excavates young plants in spring or summer, they will generally be found to be connected to the remnants of the previous year's subterranean spikelet.

Synonymy: = FlGr, FNA25, K3, K4, NE, NY, Va; = Amphicarpon amphicarpon (Pursh) Nash – S, S13; = Amphicarpum purshii Kunth – C, F, G, GW1, HC, K1, RAB, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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