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Dichanthelium commutatum (J.A. Schultes) Gould ssp. equilaterale (Lamson-Scribner) Freckmann & Lelong. Linear-leaved Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Coastal Plain sandy pine and oak woodlands, dunes, hammocks. Dist: NC to s. FL; Mexico; South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Plants intermediate to ssp. commutatum are frequent, but recognition of the taxon at infraspecific rank seems tentatively warranted.

Synonymy: = FNA25; = Dichanthelium equilaterale (Scribn.) Wipff – Wipff (2020); = Panicum equilaterale Scribn. – HC, S, SFla; < Dichanthelium commutatum (Schult.) Gould – K1, K3, K4, Mex, WH3; < Panicum commutatum Schult. – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 6

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