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.