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Erianthus alopecuroides

Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Elliott

silver plume grass

Erianthus alopecuroides (Silver Plume Grass)
Image ID: 14312
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: ERAL2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Erianthus alopecuroides
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-25

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FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: POACEA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Poaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Grass Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 3-9 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

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BLOOM TIME: Sep-Oct
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: white, silver
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Silver Plume Grass is one of the more striking southeastern native grasses. This commanding species can reach heights of up to nine feet. It is related to several other Erianthus species that are called sugarcane and are used to produce sugar. In the autumn, its tall flowering stalks are topped with feathery silver panicles of flowers and then seeds. This ornamental species can be found at the edges of damp woods and fields. In a cultivated setting, this perennial grass can add grace to a border or provide height and movement when planted in clumps.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 6
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 10
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Bird Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
397 2011-0289 2011-12-22 401 View
3245 1990-0094 View
3342 1990-0213 View
4429 1992-0585 View
5783 1995-0909 View
8127 2004-0136 2006-05-19 View
9445 2021-0104 2021-07-09 0 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
401 HORT 2009-11-06 Poythress View
838 SOS 2016-11-09 Dakar View
874 SOS 2016-11-20 Dakar View
891 SOS 2016-11-18 Faucette View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
943 397 21 NCBG staff 2010-10-01 View
5416 3245 8 NCBG staff 1986-04-08 View
5561 3342 27 NCBG staff 1989-11-20 View
5562 3342 27 NCBG staff 1989-11-20 View
5563 3342 143 NCBG staff 1989-11-20 View
6757 4429 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
8297 5783 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View
11380 8127 143 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
11381 8127 200 NCBG staff 2003-03-03 View
12665 0 19 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12685 0 16 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12810 0 15 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12822 0 18 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12836 9445 21 Liloia 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: ERAL2
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WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Erianthus alopecuroides
COMMON NAME: Silver Plume Grass
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, GW, HC, RAB, W, WV; = Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall - FNA, K2, Va, WH3, Z; = Saccharum alopecuroideum (Linnaeus) Nuttall - Z, orthographic variant; = Saccharum alopecuroidum - K, orthographic variant; = Erianthus divaricatus (Linnaeus) A.S. Hitchcock - S]
PHENOLOGY: Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Dry to moist fields, roadsides, woodlands, and woodland borders.
COMMENTS: NJ west to IN, IL, MO, and OK, south to FL and TX.
RANGE MAP: Erianthus alopecuroides.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Poaceae (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Grass Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.
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HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Erianthus alopecuroides in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Erianthus alopecuroides in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Erianthus alopecuroides in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Erianthus alopecuroides in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Erianthus alopecuroides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erianthus alopecuroides

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 14312
ID IMAGE2: 14312
ID IMAGE3: 35299

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