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Lasiacis divaricata

Lasiacis divaricata (L.) Hitchc.

Small-cane, Smallcane

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Lasiacis harrisii, Panicum divaricatum

USDA Symbol: LADI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Grass/Grass-like , Vine
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Culms up to about 20 feet long, arching, climbing over brush, or bending to the ground when unsupported.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Usually in hammocks, occasionally in pinelands.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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