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Panicum amarum (Bitter panicgrass)
Romfh, Peggy

Panicum amarum

Panicum amarum Elliott

Bitter panicgrass, Beachgrass, Coastal panic grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: paam2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: sandy coastal shores and dunes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam, Sand

Benefit

Attracts: Birds

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1991 VOL. 8, NO.6 - Wildflower Seeds and Germination, Special Intern Appeal Enjoys Great Success, Di...
Wildflower Newsletter 1992 VOL. 9, NO.3 - Water and Landscaping with Native Plants, Research Update, Research Director's R...

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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