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Switchgrass Panicum virgatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
General Landscape Uses:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description: Medium to large herbaceous grass.
Dimensions: Typically 5-6 feet in height. Spreading from underground stems (rhizomes) and forming large patches.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Widespread in North America south to the Monroe County Keys; Bermuda, the West Indies (Cuba), Mexico, Central America and South America. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to Big Pine Key and nearby islands.