Panicum dichotomum L.
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General Information

"Delicate, slender plants of forests, or more robust, freely branching plants of disturbed habitats, 3–10 dm, the nodes glabrous to densely bearded, the herbage otherwise glabrous or sometimes sparsely hairy; sheaths usually shorter than the internodes; ligule a band of short hairs ca 1 mm or less; blades of main cauline lvs thin, 5–12(–15) cm × 3–10(–13) mm, spreading, the flag-lf nearly or fully as large as the next 2 below; panicles well exsert, open, with ± spreading branches, branchlets, and pedicels, the spikelets never secund; spikelets glabrous or occasionally short-hairy, ellipsoid, 1.5–2.9 mm; first glume a third as long, usually acute; second glume rounded above, shorter than the sterile lemma, both shorter than the fr; autumnal phase much branched above the middle, commonly with fascicles of branchlets, erect or reclining from its own weight, the blades 2–5 cm × 2–5 mm, the panicles much reduced; 2n=18. Woods and open, disturbed habitats; N.B. and s. Can. to Mich., s. to Fla. and Tex. (P. annulum; P. barbulatum; P. clutei; P. lucidum; P. mattamuskeetense; P. microcarpon; P. nitidum; P. roanokense; Dichanthelium d.)"

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
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