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Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum (Torr.) Freckmann
Rosette grass, Western panicgrass
Synonyms: Panicum pacificum, Panicum occidentale
USDA Symbol: diacf
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This is a light-green, tufted grass, 1-2 ft. tall, with prostrate, widely spreading, leafy stems. The leaves are a broad, lance shape and softly hairy to the touch. The tiny spikelets are borne in upright, much-branched, airy panicles on threadlike stems. Rosette grass is a perennial.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep Bloom Notes:
The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The flowers of this grass genus
remain closed and are self-pollinated.
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
S. CA, n. to B.C. & Alt. Native Habitat:
Rocky or sandy river banks; moist rock crevices; below 4500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier soils.
Conditions Comments: Panic grass is good for a low-traffic ground cover.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2008-02-06
Research By: TWC Staff