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Witch Panicgrass - Panicum capillare


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Annual bunchgrass. Stems sprawling or spreading, 10–60 cm long. Leaves: blades 5–14 mm wide, sheath densely to lightly covered with glandular-based hairs, ligules a short fringe of hairs, 0.5–1.3 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle 15–25 cm long. Spikelets 2–3 mm long, first glume 1–1.8 mm long, second glume 2–3 mm long. Lemmas: sterile lemma not keeled, fertile lemma blunt, yellowish at maturity (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Widespread in N. America except at extreme northern latitudes (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Along roadsides, railroad tracks, sidewalks, and in lawns (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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