Dichanthelium scoparium (Lam.) Gould

Panic Grass


CC = 6
CW = -3
MOC = 0

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Family - Poaceae/Paniceae

Stems - No info yet.

Dichanthelium_scoparium_node.jpg Node of stem.

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Leaves - No info yet.

Dichanthelium_scoparium_sheath.jpg Sheaths.

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Dichanthelium_scoparium_ligule.jpg Arrow shows ligule of short hairs.

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Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Dichanthelium_scoparium_spikelets.jpg Spikelets, close-up.

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Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Bottomland and upland prairies, ledges of bluffs, glades, sinkhole margins, fens, roadsides, railroads, fallow fields.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This attractive grass is probably the easiest species of Dichanthelium to identify in Missouri. The villous stems and leaf sheaths are easily spotted even at a great distance. The glabrous band below each node is characteristic also. The plant is worthy of cultivaion.

Photographs taken off Hwy 80 near Selma, AL., 6-4-05.