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Panicum amarum Elliot var. amarulum (Hitchc. & Chase) P.G. Palmer

Line drawing from USDA Database, B & B

panicum amarum v amarulum



Order:  Poales 

Family: Poaceae, Grass Family

Synonymy: P. amarulum A.S. Hitchcock & Chase; P. amarum  (Hitchc. & Chase) ssp. amarulum Freckman & LeLong

Lower Taxa: Panicm amarum Ell. var. amarum

Origin: Native, eastern North America Coastal Plain

Habit: Herbaceous, graminoid, perennial grass; densely cespitose

Habitat: Open moist to dry sand near coast, typically on sand dunes of Atlantic Coast

Range: New Jersey specimens from Fortescue, Green Creek, Cape Ma, Villas

Frequency: Infrequent

Rank/Status: G5, S3

Wetland Status: FACU

Flowering & Reproduction: Flowering in mid-summer, spikelets mature in fall

Comments:  A cespitose beach grass with more contracted panicle, with the clumping appearence of switch grass.

Reference Specimen: B. Long #39186, 11/20/1932, Fortescue, Cumberland Co. CHRU #114800.


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