Family: Poaceae, Grass Family
Panicum hemotomum Shultes, Maidencane
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
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.