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Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon (Elliott) Gould. Round-fruited Witchgrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Moist or dry thin woods, meadows, and ditches, often in dry sandy soil. Dist: MA, VT, OH, and KA south to FL and TX; Mexico.

ID notes: Nodes are infrequently bearded, but internodes remain glabrous.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA25, Il, K1, K3, Mex, Mi, NY, Pa, Va, Gould & Clark (1978); = Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon (Elliott) Gould var. sphaerocarpon – K4; = Panicum sphaerocarpon Elliott – C, NcTx, RAB, WV; > Dichanthelium inflatum (Scribn. & J.G.Sm.) J.R.Thomas; > Panicum sphaerocarpon Elliott var. inflatum (Scribn. & J.G.Sm.) Hitchc. & Chase – F, G, HC, S; > Panicum sphaerocarpon Elliott var. sphaerocarpon – F, G, HC, S

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷