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Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass

Description:

Very common bunch grass of medium to dry open sites. Attractive fall and winter color. To 6 feet tall. Can grow in moist and dry soils. Sun to partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Wand Panic Grass
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late July to late September
Fruit Timing:Late July to late September
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Soil pH:4.5 to 7.6
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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