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Dichanthelium caerulescens (Hackel ex A.S. Hitchcock) Correll. Blue Witchgrass. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Marshes, swamps, wet pine savannas, maritime wet grasslands, coastal prairies, damp sandy soil. Dist: S. NJ to NC and GA, and from FL to w. LA (Early 2022); Bahamas and West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Not treated by FNA, where it presumably would have been placed in synonymy with D. dichotomum ssp. roanokense.

Other Comments: A single specimen appears to exist from Baker County, GA (GA262191).

Synonymy: = Bah, Va, LeBlond (2001a); = Panicum caerulescens Hack. ex Hitchc. – F, HC, S, SFla; < Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould ssp. roanokense (Ashe) Freckmann & Lelong – FNA25; < Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum – K1, K3, K4, Gould & Clark (1978); < Panicum dichotomum L. – C, GW1, RAB; < Panicum dichotomum L. var. roanokense (Ashe) Lelong – Lelong (1984); < Panicum roanokense Ashe – G

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