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Britton's Panic Grass

Dichanthelium ensifolium



Grass growing in moist and wet places, especially on sphagnum mats. Sandy wetlands. Flowers in the spring, summer, and fall. Fruits in summer and fall. Can be distinguished because it grows in clumps and has hairy spikelets.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Cypress Witch Grass
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Bloom Time:Vernal early June to mid July, autumnal July to October
Fruit Timing:Vernal early June to mid July, autumnal July to October
Global and State Rank:G4, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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