Panicum boscii Poir.

Panic Grass

Panicum boscii plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Panicum boscii node

Panicum boscii nodeRetrorse hairs of the nodes.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Panicum boscii spikelets

Flowers - No info. yet.

Panicum boscii spikelet

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, shaded bluffs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the southeastern half of Missouri. It is one of the most commonly found species in the ravines of the Ozarks. The plant is fairly easy to ID in the field because of its big spikelets, hairy nodes, and clasping leaves.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 6-10-02.