Synonymy: P. virgatum var. cubense Griseb.
Lower Taxa: Panicum virgatum L. var. spissum Linder
Origin: Native, North America, east of the Cascade Mountains
Habit: Perennial, warm season clumping grass
Habitat: Wetlands and open sand uplands, widespread
Range: HL, P, CP-N and S
Rank/Status: G5, S4/5; none
Wetland Status: FAC
Flowering & Reproduction: Flowering in July, spikelets mature in fall
Comments: A common grass associated with open wet and dry sandy sites as well as pond edges. A complex species with numerous morphological and chromosomal variations. According to Freckman and LeLong, the listed varieties represent extremes of a geographic cline and may be difficult to differentiate from Panium amarum and its variety.
Reference Specimen: William H. Wright, #150, Atlantic County, Hunters Mill, 7/19/1930; CHRU #63241.