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Dichanthelium boreale

Dichanthelium boreale (Nash) Freckmann

Northern Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum bicknellii, Panicum bicknellii var. bushii, Panicum boreale, Panicum boreale var. michiganense, Panicum bushii, Panicum calliphyllum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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. The spikelets are often reddish.


USA: CT , DC , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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