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Panicum amarum var. amarum

Panicum amarum Elliott var. amarum

Bitter Panic Grass, Bitter Panicgrass

Poaceae (Grass family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Coastal areas, generally on shifting foredunes, occasionally in swales.

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 Panicum amarum var. amarum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Panicum amarum var. amarum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Panicum amarum var. amarum


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

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