Phalaris caroliniana

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPhalaris
SpeciesPhalaris caroliniana Walt.
Common NameCarolina canarygrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.3
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2?] (State Rank); G5? (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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

SynonymFull Citation
Phalaris americana Phalaris americana Elliott
Phalaris intermedia Phalaris intermedia Bosc ex Poir.
Phalaris intermedia var. microstachya Phalaris intermedia var. microstachya (DC.) Vasey
Phalaris microstachya Phalaris microstachya DC.
Phalaris occidentalis Phalaris occidentalis Nutt.

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: Graves (KY), Hart (KY), McCracken (KY), Henry (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, MDKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 1983

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100153293 Graves Kentucky 09 Jun 1971 Raymond Athey
1394
EKY
Phalaris caroliniana
31234100153285 Graves Kentucky 04 Jun 1970 Raymond Athey
978
EKY
Phalaris caroliniana
31234100153301 Tennessee 15 May 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
126
EKY
Phalaris caroliniana
MDKY00005077 Graves Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025222 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025157 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025221 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025236 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025158 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025160 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025159 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
APSC0094299 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris caroliniana
APSC0045862 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris caroliniana
MDKY00005078 Graves Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris caroliniana
TENN-V-0025237 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris caroliniana
009524 Shelby Tennessee
BOON
Phalaris caroliniana
APSC0064824 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris caroliniana
APSC0042999 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris caroliniana
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