En EspaŅol
Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Mr. Smarty Plants - Is Panicum virgatum native to Pennsylvania

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Friday - July 22, 2011

From: Philadelphia, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Grasses or Grass-like
Title: Is Panicum virgatum native to Pennsylvania
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Is Panicum virgatum native to PA? I do not see it in your database but it is listed as a native in many places.

ANSWER:

Yes, Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) is native to Pennsylvania and is in our Native Plant Database. You can follow the link to our webpage on this plant and learn about its light requirements, growing conditions and so forth. This USDA Plant Profile Map shows the counties in Pennsylvania where it is known to grow natively, but plants don't stop at county lines.

 

From the Image Gallery


Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum

More Grasses or Grass-like Questions

Can Gulf Muhly grow in California from Walnut Creek CA
February 10, 2014 - I live in Walnut Creek, California, and recently learned about Muhlenbergia capillaris. It's a beautiful grass. Would this native do well here?
view the full question and answer

Drought tolerant grass for small lawn from Woodbury TX
June 07, 2014 - Trying to establish small lawn area, needs to be drought tolerant, water wise. Have tried Turffalo with poor results. Recommendation please.
view the full question and answer

Want to replace lawn in Ecorse, Michigan.
May 04, 2014 - Hi! I want to replace my lawn, and not have to mow it much at all. What would you suggest? It will be walked on and utilized as a normal lawn. Thanks!
view the full question and answer

Plants for delineating property line
July 18, 2010 - I have a neighbor who does not mow his grass or take care of a strip that runs between my property and his. I would like to plant some inexpensive, low maintenance, shrubs, that would do well in full...
view the full question and answer

Use of Turffalo in Possum Kingdom TX
June 27, 2013 - Hello, we will be building a retirement home in the hillside area of Possum Kingdom Lake which currently has cactus, cedar, and some live oaks. Our intention is to keep most of the 8 acres natural wi...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center