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Dichanthelium patentifolium (Nash) Wipff. Spreadleaf Witchgrass. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Dry to mesic sandy flatwoods, dry scrub hammocks, sometimes on slopes to edges of wetlands. Dist: Disjunct from Se. VA and coastal NC to GA and FL (where most abundant), west to AL and MS.

ID notes: The glabrous herbage is suggestive of plants with smaller leaves in the D. dichotomum group.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Wipff (2020); = n/a – RAB; = Panicum patentifolium Nash – HC, S; < Dichanthelium portoricense (Desv. ex Ham.) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin – FlGr, K4, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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