Fall Panicgrass Panicum dichotomiflorum Michaux var. dichotomiflorum    Synonyms: Fall Panicum.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Poales   >   Family Poaceae   >   Genus Panicum   

Status:

"Nova Scotia and Maine to Minnesota, south to Florida, Texas, California and Mexico; West Indies" (Reed, 1964).

Description:

Zigzag shape of stem is a helpful feature.

Relationships:

Frequently attacked by a fungi known as Smut, which turns the developing flower heads into a mass of black spores (R. Orr, pers. comm.).

There are 85 records in the project database.

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Fall Panicgrass in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/5/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass attacked by Ustilago destruens in Howard Co., Maryland (9/15/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Fall Panicgrass in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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