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Beaked panicum
Panicum anceps
Poaceae
 

Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.


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