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Panicum anceps Michx. - Beaked Panic Grass

Line drawing from USDA Database

panicum anceps


Order:  Poales  

Family: Poaceae, Grass Family 

SynonymyP. rhizomatum Hitchcock & Chase, P. anceps Michx. var. rhizomatum( Hitchcock & Chase) Fernald

Lower Taxa: none

Origin: Native, eastern North America

Habit: Herbaceous, graminoid, perennial; clump forming from knotty rhizomes

Habitat: Open, moist to dry sand and loam soils, often at forest edge

Range: New Jersey specimens from Inner, Outer Coastal Plain and Piedmont physiographic regions; Chrysler specimens from Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer and Salem Counties

Frequency: Common

Rank/Status: G5, S4/none

Wetland Status: FAC-

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

Comments:  A broad-leaf, robust panic grass often associated with roadsides and wood edges. Folded, red-streaked leaves and curved beak spikelets are often helpful identifying features.

Reference Specimen: B. Long #26329, Penton, Alloway Twp, Salem County, 7/26/1922, CHRU #114763.


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