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Mnesithea cylindrica (Michaux) de Koning & Sosef. Carolina Jointgrass. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Prairies, oak woodlands, roadsides and other disturbed ground in areas formerly prairie-like and fire-maintained, perhaps now extirpated in portions of our area (including NC). Dist: Sc. NC, nc. GA, ne. AL, n. MS, MO and se. KS south to s. FL and s. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FlGr, Veldkamp, de Koning, & Sosef (1986); = Coelorachis cylindrica (Michx.) Nash – Ar, C, ETx1, FNA25, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, WH3; = Manisuris campestris (Nutt.) Hitchc. – S; = Manisuris cylindrica (Michx.) Kuntze – F, G, GW1, HC, RAB, S13, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 8

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