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Dichanthelium consanguineum (Kunth) Gould & C.A. Clark. Kunth's Witchgrass. Phen: Apr-Sep. Hab: Moist or dry sandy soils of pinelands. Dist: Occasional from se. VA south to FL, west to TX and IN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Often not easily separated from D. angustifolium and D. ovale. It is distinguished from D. angustifolium by spreading-hirsute nodes and leaves 10-15× as long as wide (D. angustifolium has beardless nodes, or nodes bearded with erect-ascending soft hairs, and longer leaves 20× or more as long as wide). D. consanguineum is distinguished from D. ovale by having strongly pilose upper blade surfaces (D. ovale upper blade surfaces are glabrous or with a few long hairs basally). The hairs of D. consanguineum frequently are strongly papillate.

Synonymy: = FNA25, K1, K3, K4, Va, Gould & Clark (1978), LeBlond (2017a) in Weakley et al (2017); = Panicum consanguineum Kunth – C, F, G, HC, RAB, S; < Dichanthelium aciculare (Desv. ex Poir.) Gould & C.A.Clark – FlGr; < Panicum angustifolium Elliott – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU

Heliophily: 8

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