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Dichanthelium scoparium (Lamarck) Gould. Velvet Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Moist sandy soil of woodland openings and ditches. Dist: MA and MI south to FL and TX; also in Mexico and West Indies.

ID notes: The dense, velvety pubescence of the internodes, sheaths, and blades of this taxon, combined with the viscid band below the nodes, are diagnostic.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See note under D. acuminatum var. fasciculatum regarding Panicum glutinoscabrum.

Synonymy: = FNA25, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, Va, Gould & Clark (1978); = Panicum scoparium Lam. – C, F, G, GW1, HC, NcTx, RAB, S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 8

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