Lower Taxa: Panicm amarum Ell. var. amarulum (Hitchcock & Chase) Palmer
Origin: Native, eastern North America Coastal Plain
Habit: Herbaceous, graminoid, perennial grass; glaucous, rhizomatous, more open panicle than P. amarum var. amarulum
Habitat: Open moist to dry sand near coast, typically on sand dunes of Atlantic Coast
Range: New Jersey specimens from Cape May, Salem, Ocean and Monmouth Counties; Hough (1983) includes Atlantic County
Rank/Status: G5, S4/none
Wetland Status: FACU
Flowering & Reproduction: Flowering in mid-summer, spikelets mature in fall
Comments: A rhizomatous beach grass with more divergent panicle, with the appearence of switch grass.
Reference Specimen: O.H. Brown, 8/20/1929 Seabeach dunes, Cape may Point, CHRU #101294.