Sporobolus arcuatus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
Species:Sporobolus arcuatus (Nees) Kunth
Common NameSwamp oats
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; 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 10
StatusNative
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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: Cumberland (TN), Morgan (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC

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
APSC0071866 White Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0034348 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0112755 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0034347 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0034346 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0040070 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0055364 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
APSC0071867 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus arcuatus
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Plant Photos

Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield
Sporobolus arcuatus - Tara Littlefield