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Steinchisma hians (Elliott) Nash. Gaping Panic Grass. Phen: Mar-Nov. Hab: Stream, pond, and lake shores, low woods, cypress-gum ponds, floodplains, marshes, ditches, seepage slopes. Dist: Se. VA south to FL, west to TX and OK, and south through Mexico and Central America to Colombia; also in s. South America.

ID notes:This species can superficially closely resemble Sphenopholis obtusata.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, K1, K3, K4, Mex, S13, Tn, Va, Zuloaga et al (1998); = Panicum hians Elliott – C, F, G, GW1, HC, NcTx, RAB, S, Tx, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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