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Dichanthelium ensifolium (Baldwin ex Elliott) Gould. Small-leaved Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Wet to mesic peaty, sandy, or mucky soils, often in open pinelands or with Sphagnum. Dist: NJ south to FL, west to e. TX and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Plants with pubescent spikelets are frequent.

Synonymy: = Va, LeBlond (2018b) in Weakley et al (2018a); = Dichanthelium ensifolium (Baldwin ex Elliott) Gould ssp. ensifolium – FNA25; = Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott – F; < Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. ensifolium (Baldwin) Gould & Clark – K1, K3, K4, Gould & Clark (1978); > Dichanthelium flavovirens (Nash) Wipff – Wipff (2020); > Dichanthelium vernale (Hitchc. & Chase) Wipff – Wipff (2020); < Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott – C, G, GW1, RAB, SFla; > Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott – HC, S; < Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott var. ensifolium – Lelong (1984); > Panicum flavovirens Nash – HC, S; > Panicum vernale Hitchc. & Chase – HC, S

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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