Dichanthelium curtifolium

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Dichanthelium curtifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Dichanthelium
Species: D. curtifolium
Binomial name
Dichanthelium curtifolium
Natural range of Dichanthelium curtifolium from Weakley. [1]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Panicum curtifolium Nash; D. ensifolium (Baldwin ex Elliott) Gould ssp. curtifolium (Nash) Freckmann & Lelong; D. acuminatum (Swartz) Gould & C.A. Clark var. implicatum (Scribner) Gould & C.A. Clark; Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott var. curtifolium (Nash) Lelong

Varieties: none


D. curtifolium is a native perennial with a graminoid growth habit that is a member of the Poaceae family. [2]


D. curtifolium is found in the southeastern corner of the United States excluding Georgia, ranging along the coast from Mississippi to Virginia. [3]



D. curtifolium proliferates in bogs, sphagnous streamhead swamps, mountain streams, and marl meadows. [3]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Weakley, Alan S. 2015. Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States: Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 1320 pp.
  2. USDA Plants Database URL: https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=DIDIE
  3. 3.0 3.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.