OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-023:
Panicum depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum depauperatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pade12_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pade12_002_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmddepauperatum_home1

April    Anderson County    SC

Panicle usually not much exceeding leaves, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm220525_8053

May    Greenville County    SC

No obvious basal rosette: leaves are alike and erect to strongly ascending, long, and linear, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm220525_8054

May    Greenville County    SC

Vernal phase with culms several to many in a tuft. Leaf blades 6-15cm x 2-5mm, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm220525_8056

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Dichanthelium depauperatum, Starved Witchgrass, Starved Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm220525_8059

May    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-023:
Panicum depauperatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum depauperatum

 

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462

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry soils of grasslands and open woods, often on disturbed soils of roadsides and ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal "cushion" (not a distinct rosette) & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain brownish
Grain

 

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