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Dichanthelium depauperatum

Dichanthelium depauperatum (Muhl.) Gould

Starved Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum depauperatum, Panicum depauperatum var. involutum, Panicum depauperatum var. psilophyllum, Panicum strictum var. psilophyllum

USDA Symbol: DIDE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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 Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore inconspicuous. The flowers of this grass genus remain closed and are self-pollinated.


USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

Additional resources

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


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

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