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Dichanthelium cryptanthum (Ashe) LeBlond. Hidden-flowered Witchgrass. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Wet meadows and ditches, streamside openings. Dist: s. NJ south to Panhandle FL, west to TX. Reported for DE (Longbottom, Naczi, & Knapp 2016).

ID notes: In the field, this taxon can be mistaken for D. yadkinense; it is readily distinguished by its scabrous peduncle and membranous ligules.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Va, LeBlond (2011) in Weakley et al (2011), LeBlond (2019a) in Weakley et al (2019a); = Panicum cryptanthum Ashe – F, HC, S; = Panicum scabriusculum Elliott var. cryptanthum (Ashe) Gleason – G; < Dichanthelium scabriusculum (Elliott) Gould & C.A.Clark – FNA25, K1, K3, K4, Gould & Clark (1978); < Panicum scabriusculum Elliott – C, GW1, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 8

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