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Beaked panicum
Panicum anceps
Poaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by a few native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Description:
Medium herbaceous grass.
Dimensions:
About 2-3 feet in height. Spreading from underground stems and forming patches broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Martin, Hendry and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands and marshes.
Soils:
Moist to wet, moderately well-drained sandy soils, with some humusy material in the top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Brownish inflorescence.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous caryopsis.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host for clouded skipper (Lerema accius) butterflies).
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.