|Photo by John Hilty hosted at IllinoisWildflowers.info|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida – Monocotyledons|
| Panicum capillare|
|Natural range of Panicum capillare from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonym: P. capillare var. agreste Gattinger
P. capillare is an annual graminoid of the Poaceae family that is native to North America.
P. capillare is found throughout the entirety of the Continental United States and the southern half of Canada. 
Considered a weed in cultivated soils, the common habitats for P. capillare include open sandy pr stony soils, fields, roadsides, and waste places. 
Specimens have been collected from habitats that include Full sun in loamy sand of limestone, on an old pocket gopher hole, and in nursery beds and other disturbed places. 
P. capillare has been observed flowering in October and November. 
Seed dispersal commonly occurs between September and December. 
Conservation and Management
P. capillare is considered weedy or invasive depending on the authority involved. 
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database
- Davis, J., J. Eric, et al. (2002). "Vascular flora of Piedmont Prairies: Evidence from several prairie remnants." Castanea 67(1): 1-12.
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Wilson Baker, William Platt, D.E. Boufford, E.W. WOod) States and counties: Florida (Jackson, Gadsden) Utah (Cache) Georgia (Thomas) Massachusetts (Middlesex)
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 24 MAY 2018
- West, G. C. (1967). "Nutrition of tree sparrows during winter in central Illinois." Ecology 48(1): 58-67.