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Amphicarpum muehlenbergianum (Schult.) Hitchc.
Muhlenberg Maidencane, Florida Peanut-grass, Blue Maidencane
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Amphicarpum floridanum
USDA Symbol: AMMU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This plant has two types of flowering parts, aerial and underground, but spikelets on aerial parts are sterile.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: This plant has florets (flowers) above ground which are not fertile and below ground.
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC
Native Habitat: Ponds, clay-based bays, wetlands and freshwater floodplains, but it can occasionally be found in upland sites. It is well adapted to acid to neutral sandy soils that are wet for part of the year.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Amphicarpum muehlenbergianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amphicarpum muehlenbergianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amphicarpum muehlenbergianum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-14
Research By: DEW