Coleataenia rigidula

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Common Names: Redtop panic grass [1]

Coleataenia rigidula
Coleataenia rigidula AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Coleataenia
Species: C. rigidula
Binomial name
Coleataenia rigidula
(Bosc ex Nees)
Natural range of Coleataenia rigidula from Weakley [2]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none

Variety: C. condensa (Nash)

Subspecies: C. rigidula (Bosc ex Nees) LeBlond ssp. condensa (Nash) LeBlond


C. rigidula is a perennial gaminoid of the Poaceae family that is native to North America. [1]


C. rigidula can be found across the eastern side of North America and along the western coast of the United States and Canada. [1]



Ideal habitat for C. rigidula is in moist regions, fore instance, wooded floodplains, marshes, moist loamy sand at edge of woods, moist depressions, lower tidal hammock, swamp forests, pine flatwoods, edge of rivers, bottomland of wooded areas, and shores of lakes. [3]

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. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Cecil R. Slaughter, M.Darst, H. Light, L. Peed, D.L. Martin, S. T. Cooper, J.B. McFarlin, R. Kral, F.C. Craighead, R.K. Godfrey, Richard Houk, John Palis, Sandy Thompson, J.P. Gillespie, Sydney Thompson, Culver Gidden, R.J. Eaton, Olga Lakela, A.F.Clewell, Robt. Blaisdell, Gary R. Knight, Keith Bradley. States and counties: Florida (Franklin, Oscelola, Wakulla, Levy, Madison, Marion, Hardee, Brevard, Dade, Charlotte, Pinellas, Dixie, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Liberty, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Suwannee, Washington, Hamilton, Calhoun, Nassau, Collier, Gulf, Taylor) South Carolina (Laurens)