Coleataenia longifolia

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Common Names: Lelong redtop panicgrass [1]

Coleataenia longifolia
Coleataenia longifolia GB.jpg
Photo by © Arthur Haines, New England Wild Flower Society
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Coleataenia
Species: C. longifolia
Binomial name
Coleataenia longifolia
Natural range of Coleataenia longifolia from Weakley [2]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Panicum longifolium (Torrey var. combsii Scribner & C.R. Ball)

Varieties: C. combsii (Scribner & C.R. Ball)

Subspecies: Coleataenia longifolia (Torrey) Soreng ssp. combsii (Scribner & C.R. Ball) Soreng


C. longifolia is a perennial graminoid of the Poaceae family native to North America. [1]


C. longifolia is commonly found in the south and eastern United States. [1]



This species is commonly found in pond shores, depression meadows, cypress savannas, marshes, and low woods. [3]

This species has been recovered for specimens from habitats including bogs, bottomland of hardwood forests, moist loamy sands, of pinelands, and wet shady loam near streams. [4]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, Alan S. 2015. Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States: Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 1320 pp.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  4. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: John B. Nelson, M.Darst, H. Light, Loran C. Anderson. States and counties: Florida (Dixie, Hamilton, Leon) South Carolina (Richland)