Panicum scoparium Lam. - Fuzzy Panic Grass

Panicum scoparium plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Panicum scoparium nodeNode of stem.

Leaves - No info yet.

Panicum scoparium sheathSheaths.

Panicum scoparium liguleArrow shows ligule of short hairs.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Panicum scoparium spikeletsSpikelets, close-up.

Flowering - May - August.

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

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive grass is probably the easiest species of Panicum 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.


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