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Panicum repens Linnaeus. Section: Repentia. Torpedo Grass. Hab: Ditches, roadbanks, disturbed coastal sands, in areas where ship's ballast was deposited. Dist: Native of Europe and Africa. First reported for NC by Leonard (1971b); reported for numerous counties in the GA Coastal Plain (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009). The nativity of this species in our region is uncertain.

Origin/Endemic status: Pantropics

Taxonomy Comments: Panicum sensu stricto.

Synonymy: = HC, S, Zuloaga & Aliscioni (2023); = n/a – RAB; < Panicum repens L. – Ar, Bah, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, GW1, K1, K3, K4, SFla, Tx, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FAC

Heliophily: 9

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