Beckmannia syzigachne

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fernald
Common NameAmerican Sloughgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; 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; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); G5 (Global Rank)
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Beckmannia eruciformis Beckmannia eruciformis auct. non (L.) Host
Beckmannia eruciformis subsp. baicalensis Beckmannia eruciformis subsp. baicalensis (Kusnez.) Hultén
Beckmannia eruciformis subsp. syzigachne Beckmannia eruciformis subsp. syzigachne (Steud.) Breitung
Beckmannia eruciformis var. eruciformis Beckmannia eruciformis var. eruciformis (L.) Host
Beckmannia eruciformis var. uniflora Beckmannia eruciformis var. uniflora Scribn. ex A. Gray
Beckmannia syzigachne subsp. baicalensis Beckmannia syzigachne subsp. baicalensis (Kusnez.) Koyama & Kawano
Beckmannia syzigachne subsp. syzigachne Beckmannia syzigachne subsp. syzigachne
Beckmannia syzigachne var. hirsutiflora Beckmannia syzigachne var. hirsutiflora Roshev.
Beckmannia syzigachne var. uniflora Beckmannia syzigachne var. uniflora (Scribn. ex A. Gray) Boivin

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.

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Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100120144 Tennessee Henry R. DeSelm
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