Panicum scabriusculum

wooly panicum

Introduction

This panic grass is rarley found growing in moist hammocks, flatwoods, pond margins and ditches in Duval and Washington counties and the central peninsula. It blooms from spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003) and can be recognized by the light green bands at each stem node.

Description

Wooly panicum is a grass. stem erect or ascending, to 4 ft. tall, light green bands at each node; leaf blades tapering to rounded point, to 1 ft. long, to 3/4 in. wide, few long hairs at base; sheath margin hairy; ligule tiny, thin; inflorescencelarge, to 8 in. long, branches few, branches open spreading; spikelets stalked, green to purple