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Panicum virgatum var. virgatum

Panicum virgatum L. var. virgatum

Switchgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum virgatum var. cubense, Panicum virgatum var. obtusum

USDA Symbol: PAVIV

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NS

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Panicum virgatum var. virgatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Panicum virgatum var. virgatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Panicum virgatum var. virgatum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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