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Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A. Clark var. ovale . Oval-flowered Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Dry to damp sandy pinelands. Dist: NY to WI, south to s. FL and e. TX and n. Mexico. Infrequent over most of its range except FL.

ID notes: In our region, the D. ovale double ligule character is more evident in var. ovale, with var. addisonii often having only a single ligule about 1 mm long. Also see note under D. consanguineum regarding D. ovale.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = K1, K3, Va, Gould & Clark (1978); = Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A.Clark ssp. ovale – FNA25; = Panicum ovale Elliott – RAB, SFla, Lelong (1984); = Panicum ovale Elliott var. ovale – Lelong (1984); < Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A.Clark – C, K4, Mex; > Panicum ovale Elliott – HC, S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: 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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