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Dichanthelium leibergii (Leiberg's panicum)
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Dichanthelium leibergii

Dichanthelium leibergii (Vasey) Freckmann

Leiberg's Panicum, Prairie Panicgrass, Leiberg's Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum leibergii, Panicum leibergii var. baldwinii, Panicum scoparium var. leibergii, Panicum scribnerianum var. leibergii

USDA Symbol: DILE2

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

The species is named for John Bernhard Leiberg (1853-1913).


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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
Fruit Type: Caryopsis

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Warty-based long hairs on the spikelets. The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually so minute that they are not visible to the naked eye.


USA: IA , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NY , OH , PA , SD , WI
Canada: AB , MB , ON , SK

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-09
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