Sorghastrum elliottii

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSorghastrum
Species:Sorghastrum elliottii (C. Mohr) Nash
Common NameSlender Indiangrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Fayette (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 1996

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0016835 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016840 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016833 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016845 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016844 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016829 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016836 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016830 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016832 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016828 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016842 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016847 White Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
UCHT006273 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sorghastrum elliottii
UCHT001711 Marion Tennessee 22 Sep 1994 Milo Pyne
94-375
UCHT
Sorghastrum elliottii
APSC0042149 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0242546 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
UCHT038192 Knox Tennessee
UCHT
Sorghastrum elliottii
UOS08196 Coffee Tennessee 18 Sep 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Sorghastrum elliottii
31234100156577 Knox Tennessee 30 Sep 1981 Henry R. DeSelm
266
EKY
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016838 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016846 White Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016831 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016834 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016843 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016841 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016837 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
TENN-V-0016839 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sorghastrum elliottii
UCHT001712 Knox Tennessee 28 Sep 1962 H. R. Deselm
UCHT
Sorghastrum elliottii
APSC0067858 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Sorghastrum elliottii
APSC0081581 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Sorghastrum elliottii
UCHT038191 Knox Tennessee
UCHT
Sorghastrum elliottii
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