Panicum scoparium Lam. - Fuzzy Panic Grass
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Node of stem.
Leaves - No info yet.
Arrow shows ligule of short hairs.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
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.