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Dichanthelium linearifolium

Dichanthelium linearifolium (Scribn. ex Nash) Gould

Slimleaf Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Dichanthelium depauperatum var. perlorgum, Dichanthelium linearifolium var. werneri, Dichanthelium perlongum, Panicum linearifolium, Panicum linearifolium var. werneri, Panicum perlongum, Panicum strictum var. linearifolium, Panicum strictum var. perlongum, Panicum werneri

USDA Symbol: DILI2

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 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct
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 , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

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


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

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