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Dichanthelium pedicellatum (Vasey) Gould
Cedar rosette grass, Corm-based panicgrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Panicum pedicellatum
USDA Symbol: DIPE4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Low, caespitose grass with often hard, knotty rhizomes and culms that start off erect in spring but become decumbent later. Distinguished by four to seven thin, cauline leaves that are glabrous or sparsely hirsute, widening toward the ends, and lower glumes that do not surround the pedicels.
A grass whose common name derives from its almost exclusive association with Ashe Juniper (Juniperus ashei) and other Juniperus species, Dichanthelium pedicellatum prefers the loose, rich, fast-draining soil produced by fallen juniper leaves and usually occurs on limestone strata in open juniper-oak woodlands and juniper-oak savannahs, ranging from central Texas in the north to Guatemala in the south.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct Bloom Notes:
The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The flowers of this grass genus
remain closed and are self-pollinated.
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Central and west Texas south through Mexico to Guatemala Native Habitat:
Dry, open, oak and juniper woodlands and limestone outcrops
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1080
Collected May 25, 1996 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Record Last Modified: 2014-02-03
Research By: TWC Staff