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Panicum capillare L. - Common Panic Grass, Old-Witch Grass


Line drawing from USDA Database, B & B

Order:  Poales  
Family: Poaceae, Grass Family 

panicum capillare

Synonymy: Panicum capillare L. var. occidentale Rydb. 

Lower Taxa: none

Origin: Native, eastern North America

Habit: Herbaceous, graminoid, annual grass

Habitat: Dry or gravel soil, waste places, old fields, and railroad beds

Range: New Jersey specimens from all physiographc regions; specimens in Chrylser Herbium from Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties

Frequency: Infrequent, locally common

Rank/Status: G5, S4/none

Wetland Status: FAC-

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

Comments:  A weak grass associated with disturbed and open wedy habitats.

Reference Specimen: James D, Montgomery, #46626, 8/11/1967, Oldwick, Hunterdon Co., CHRU #5393.


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