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Dichanthelium leucothrix

Dichanthelium leucothrix (Nash) Freckmann

Rough panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum acuminatum var. leucothrix, Panicum leucothrix

USDA Symbol: DILE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (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: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
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.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: NS

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


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

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