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Panicum amarum

Panicum amarum Elliott

bitter panicgrass

Cultivar(s): Dewey Blue
Panicum amarum (Bitter Panicgrass)
Image ID: 34309
Image by: SOS, Collectors
Image Collection: Seeds of Success

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: PAAM2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panicum amarum
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-26

CULTIVAR INDEX

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34 Dewey Blue View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: PANIC
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Panicum
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Panicgrass
GENUS SUMMARY: (contributed by Richard J. LeBlond)
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Lelong (1986)=Z; Zuloaga & Morrone (1996)=Y; Freckmann & Lelong in FNA (2003a); Haines (2010)=X.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: POACEA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Poaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Grass Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 4-5 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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NATIVE RANGE: coastal U.S. from TX to NY

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: This exceptionally lovely Switchgrass cultivar was named by Rick Darke for the lower Delaware beach town where he found it growing on a sand dune. Its distinctive blue-gray foliage is topped in late summer by airy caramel-brown seed heads. This grass is highly tolerant of heat, drought, and humidity. It does best in drier, less fertile soils, where it will better keep its upright and compact form. This cultivar matures to a relatively compact size that works in smaller gardens.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bird Friendly
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GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
538 SOS 2015-10-13 Maynard View
559 SOS 2015-10-15 Maynard View
619 SOS 2015-11-04 Maynard View
713 SOS 2016-09-08 Faucette View
762 SOS 2016-09-28 Healy View
894 SOS 2016-11-17 Faucette View
934 SOS 2017-09-19 Faucette View


USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: PAAM2
USDA Common Name: Bitter Panicgrass
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Poaceae (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Grass Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Panicum L. (Panicgrass)
SUMMARY: (contributed by Richard J. LeBlond)
REFERENCE: Lelong (1986)=Z; Zuloaga & Morrone (1996)=Y; Freckmann & Lelong in FNA (2003a); Haines (2010)=X.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Panicum amarum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Panicum amarum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Panicum amarum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Panicum amarum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Panicum amarum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Panicum amarum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 34309
ID IMAGE2: 0
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