Leersia virginica

Family:POACEAE
Species:Leersia virginica Willdenow
Common Name:White Cutgrass; White Grass; Virginia Cutgrass
Habitat:Shaded seasonally wet to damp sites.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:LEVI2
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Leersia
Species Leersia virginica Willdenow - White Cutgrass; White Grass; Virginia Cutgrass

Citation

Citation LEERSIA VIRGINICA Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 1: 325. 1797.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Asprella imbricata Asprella imbricata (Poiret) Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 268. 1817.Leersia imbricata Poiret 1813. 
Asprella ovata Asprella ovata (Poiret) Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 267. 1817.Leersia ovata Poiret 1813. 
Asprella virginica Asprella virginica (Willdenow) Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 2, 153. 1812.Leersia virginica Willdenow 1797. 
Homalocenchrus ovatus Homalocenchrus ovatus (Poiret) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 777. 1891.Leersia ovata Poiret 1813. 
Homalocenchrus virginicus Homalocenchrus virginicus (Willdenow) Britton, Trans. New York Acad. Sci. 9: 14. 1889.Leersia virginica Willdenow 1797. 
Leersia imbricata Leersia imbricata Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl . 3: 329. 1813. SOUTH CAROLINA: Without data, Bosc s.n. (holotype: P).
Leersia oryzoides var. virginica Leersia oryzoides (Linnaeus) Swartz, var. virginica (Willdenow) Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 3: 328. 1813.Leersia virginica Willdenow 1797. 
Leersia ovata Leersia ovata Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 3: 329. 1813. North America, without data (holotype: P).
Leersia virginica var. brasiliensis Leersia virginica Willdenow, var. brasiliensis Ekman, Ark. Bot. 13: 37. 1913. BRAZIL: Parana: Curitiba, 16 Mar 1909, Dusen 7905 (holotype: S?).
Leersia virginica var. ovata Leersia virginica Willdenow, var. ovata (Poiret) Fernald, Rhodora 38: 386. 1936.Leersia ovata Poiret 1813. 

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Shelby, Tallapoosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1881 - 2003

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000029360 Montgomery 29 Sep 2009 Alvin R. Diamond
20964
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012285 Butler 25 Sep 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14727
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000017716 Jefferson 29 SEP 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15845
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
TROY000012289 Monroe 17 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18193
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000026801 Lowndes 02 Nov 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20330
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102072 Shelby 11 Oct 1997 D. D. Spaulding
10169
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UWAL0014589 Marengo 19 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3707
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000017719 Pike 30 JUN 1996 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10366
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
JSU102054 Calhoun 07 Oct 1994 S. E. Hruska
515
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000027110 Dallas 20 OCT 2010 BARGER, T. WAYNE
OC553
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
UNA00062177 Butler 05 Oct 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14211
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017711 Coffee 6 OCT 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6485
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
AUA000017714 Jackson SEP 1983 METZLER, RAY
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
TROY000016688 Montgomery 02 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20244
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102068 Marshall 14 Aug 1993 D. D. Spaulding
4497
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000027412 Jefferson 29 Sep 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15845
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102071 Shelby 23 Sep 2000 D. D. Spaulding
10935
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UWAL0032846 Lawrence 20 Sep 2014 England, J. Kevin
5203
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000017710 Choctaw 21 JUN 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1018
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
UNA00060882 Bullock 28 Sep 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14200
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017708 Bullock 28 SEP 2003 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14200
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
AUA000017720 Shelby 25 SEP 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1888
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
TROY000027410 Cleburne 01 Sep 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11533
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012286 Butler 05 Oct 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14211
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102070 Morgan 15 Sep 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9194
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000026800 Conecuh 30 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20382
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102067 Marshall 24 Jul 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2412
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UWAL0038528 Baldwin 23 Oct 1973 LeLong, Michel G.
7383
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willd.
UWAL0038462 Mobile 04 Nov 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
8235.2
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willd.
TROY000012283 Bullock 28 Sep 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14200
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000040567 Marengo 19 Jul 2012 J. Kevin England
3707
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000017721 Washington 5 OCT 1981 HENDERSON, T.
699
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
TROY000042999 Houston 18 Jun 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26486
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102061 Jackson 11 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6263
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102059 Jackson 21 Sep 1997 D. D. Spaulding
10094
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102055 Calhoun 20 Jul 1982 R. D. Whetstone
11508
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000035260 Bullock 19 Jun 2012 Bailee Dykes
924
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
AUA000017715 Jackson 18 SEP 1998 BRODEUR, KRISTIN R.
1432 & 19917
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
UNA00004467 Lawrence 26 Sep 1881 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017712 Crenshaw 4 SEP 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9919
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
AUA000017718 Lee 15 MAY 1922 SIMMONS, W. ELLIS
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
UWAL0012724 Marengo 02 Jun 2012 England, J. Kevin
3520
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102053 Baldwin 08 Oct 2000 D. D. Spaulding
10868
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102065 Lawrence 17 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6395
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000027413 Tallapoosa 06 Sep 2006 Terry Wayne Barger
365
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102057 Clay 30 Jul 1994 J. M. Ballard
4277
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012288 Dale 18 Jul 2000 Michael Woods
8197
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012287 Crenshaw 30 Sep 1999 Alvin R. Diamond
11616
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102060 Jackson 18 Sep 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1432
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000045258 Autauga 18 May 2017 Matthew Parker
818
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000033351 Barbour 01 Oct 2011 Derek Morrison
124
TROY
Leersia virginica Willd.
JSU102062 Jackson 11 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6277
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102056 Cherokee 22 Sep 1999 D. D. Spaulding
10724
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UNA00059459 Cleburne 01 Sep 2002 D. D. Spaulding
11533
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017709 Butler 5 OCT 2003 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14211
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
JSU102058 Etowah 04 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3488
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012284 Butler 30 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18423
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UWAL0011401 Bullock 19 Jun 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0924
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000012290 Pike 01 Oct 1999 Alvin R. Diamond
11628
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102069 Marshall 13 Sep 1991 D. D. Spaulding
914
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UNA00004487 Greene 07 Oct 1961 Roland M. Harper
4506
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
JSU102063 Jefferson 23 Sep 2000 D. D. Spaulding
10934
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UNA00004476 Chilton 15 Sep 1979 John H. Wiersema
1293
UNA
Leersia virginica Willd.
TROY000016684 Houston 25 Sep 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20103
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
TROY000033438 Barbour 03 Sep 2011 Bailee Dykes
83
TROY
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017717 Lee 20 AUG 1960 BANKS, DONALD J.
324
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
TROY000027411 Hale 09 Jul 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14004
TROY
Leersia virginica Willdenow
JSU102066 Madison 11 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6230
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
UWAL0036024 Blount 21 Sep 2014 Anderson, Kelly
0697
UWAL
Leersia virginica Willd.
AUA000017713 DeKalb 20 AUG 1981 O'HALLORAN, K.
420
AUA
LEERSIA VIRGINICA WILLD.
JSU102064 Jefferson 17 Sep 1983 R. D. Whetstone
12508
JSU
Leersia virginica Willdenow
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