Synonymy: Panicum acuminatum Sw. subsp. leucothix (Nash) Lelong.; Panicum leucothrix Nash
Lower Taxa: none
Habit: Perennial, rosette forming grass
Habitat: Low, damp, wet sandy Pine Barrens and savannas
Range: Outer Coastal Plain, specifically Pine Barrens habitat
Wetland Status: FACW
Flowering & Reproduction: Early Summer, June-early July, vernal panicles, autumnal panicles late July-September; spikelets mature within month of pollination
Comments: Dichanthelium leucothrix is a very rare panic grass found on New Jersey’s Pine Barren Counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland and Ocean. Stone (1910) listed it as infrequent. Weakley (2013) indicates care is needed for its identification from other members of the acuminatum clade, which is based, in part, on the sub millimeter hairs of the culm and panicle. Recent reports exist for Ocean County.
Reference Specimen: to be provided.
Current distribution map reflects Mary Hough (1983)