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
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.