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Dichanthelium dichotomum (Cypress panicgrass)
Smith, R.W.

Dichanthelium dichotomum

Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould

Cypress Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DIDI6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (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 Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
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.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
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 Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Master Naturalists - Lost Pines Chapter - Bastrop, TX

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-04-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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