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Dichanthelium oligosanthes (J.A. Schultes) Gould. Few-flowered Witchgrass. Phen: Apr-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, barrens over xeric alluvial deposits, other xeric sandy soils, sandy fields and open woods. Dist: MA and MN south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See note under D. fusiforme.

Synonymy: = Thomas (2021); = Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Schult.) Gould ssp. oligosanthes – FNA25; = Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Schult.) Gould var. oligosanthes – K1, Va, Gould & Clark (1978); = Panicum oligosanthes Schult. – HC, RAB, S; = Panicum oligosanthes Schult. var. oligosanthes – F, NcTx; < Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Schult.) Gould – K3, K4, Pa; < Panicum oligosanthes Schult. – C, G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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