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Panicum flexile (Wiry witch grass)
Smith, R.W.

Panicum flexile

Panicum flexile (Gattinger) Scribn.

Wiry Witch Grass, Wiry Panic Grass, Stiff Witch Grass, Slender Panic Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum capillare var. flexile

USDA Symbol: PAFL2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: To about three feet in height in flower or fruit.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Soil Description: Calcareous soils.

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


Record Modified: 2015-04-16
Research By: JAM

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