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Panicum virgatum var. spissum

Panicum virgatum L. var. spissum Linder

Switchgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PAVIS

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 Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green

Distribution

USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , ME , NH , NY , PA , RI , VT
Canada: NS

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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