Synonymy: P. 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
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.