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Dichanthelium strigosum (Muhlenberg ex Elliott) Freckmann var. glabrescens (Grisebach) Freckmann. Hairless Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Wet pine flatwoods, other low, open sandy pinelands and hammocks, bogs. Dist: GA and FL west to LA; disjunct in se. NC, ne. SC, and se. SC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]; West Indies; Belize.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Included in synonymy with Panicum strigosum by RAB, but no specimen from the Carolinas had been found prior to discovery of a population in Onslow County in 2009.

Synonymy: = K1; = Dichanthelium leucoblepharis (Trin.) Gould & Clark var. glabrescens (Griseb.) Gould & Clark – Gould & Clark (1978); = Dichanthelium strigosum (Muhl. ex Elliott) Freckmann ssp. glabrescens (Griseb.) Freckmann & Lelong – FNA25; = Panicum glabrescens Griseb.; = Panicum polycaulon Nash – HC, S, SFla; > Dichanthelium polycaulon (Nash) Wipff – Wipff (2020); < Dichanthelium strigosum (Muhl. ex Elliott) Freckmann – K3, K4; < Panicum strigosum Muhl. ex Elliott – GW1, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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