Panicum amarum Elliott
Bitter Panicgrass, Beachgrass, Coastal Panic Grass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: paam2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Orange , Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: sandy coastal shores and dunes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam, Sand
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National Wetland Indicator Status
Research LiteratureReslit 506 - Vegetation Colonization of Dredge Spoil on Perdido Key, Florida (1994) D. J. Gibson and P. B. Looney
Reslit 614 - Grazing of Panicum amarum in a Louisiana barrier island dune plant community: Management implications for dune restoration projects (1994) M. W. Hester, B. J. Wilsey and I. A. Mendelssohn
Reslit 831 - Rust Diseases in Ornamental Grasses (2009) Y. Li, M. Windham, R. Trigiano, A. Windham, B...
Reslit 920 - Experimental Dune Building and Vegetative Stabilization in a Sand-Deficient Barrier Island Setting on the Louisiana Coast, USA (1991) I. A. Mendelssohn, M. W. Hester, F. J. Monteferran...
Reslit 1170 - Effects of human disturbance on the dune vegetation of the Georgia Sea Islands (2003) J. C. Rodgers
Reslit 1323 - Recovery and stability in barrier island plant communities (2002) R. A. Snyder and C. L. Boss
Reslit 1520 - Evaluation of enhanced Panicum amarum establishment through fragment plantings and humic acid amendment (2008) J. M. Willis and M. W. Hester
Reslit 1842 - Construction of Texas Coastal Foredunes with Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) and Bitter Panicum (Panicum amarum) (1977) B. E. Dahl and D. W. Woodard
Reslit 2201 - Effects of Macronutrient and Micronutrient Additions on Photosynthesis, Growth Parameters, and Leaf Nutrient Concentrations of Uniola paniculata and Panicum amarum (1990) M. W. Hester and I. A. Mendelssohn
Reslit 2283 - A Biosystematic Study of the Panicum amarum-P. amarulum Complex (Gramineae) (1975) P. G. Palmer
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Panicum amarum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Panicum amarum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff