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Panicum hemotomum Schultes - Maidencane

Line drawing from USDA Database

Family: Poaceae, Grass Family
 Panicum hemotomum Shultes, Maidencane
panicum hemitomom

 Synonymy: none

Lower Taxa: none

Origin: Native, southern North America

Habit: Herbaceous, graminoid, perennial creeping grass

Habitat: Moist sandy soil, pond edges

Range: Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties; CP-S; CM

Frequency: Rare

Rank/Status: G5, S2/threatened, LP, HP

Wetland Status: OBL

Flowering & Reproduction: Plant spread by rhizomes, Flowering in July, spikelets mature in fall

Comments:  An aggresive coloby forming panic grass established in Bennett Bog and Goose Pond. The species is associated with open intermittent ponds and stream side habitats.

Reference Specimen:  Kenneth K. MacKenzie #6576, Bennet Bog, Cape May Co., CHRU #63923.


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