hairy needle-leaved witch grass
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
Synonyms: Panicum chrysopsidifolium Nash; P. consanguineum Kunth; P. aciculare Desvaux ex Poiret; P. lanuginosum Elliott var. lanuginosum; Dichanthelium acuminatum (Swartz) Gould & C.A. Clark var. acuminatum
This species is still being clarified, and is associated with the Dichanthelium aciculare complex as well as the D. acuminatum complex.
Dichanthelium filiramum is a perennial graminoid in the Poaceae family. Leaves are longitudinally wrinkled 15 to 20 times or more as long as wide, and also contains strongly nerved spikelets. Nodes are villous with longer ligules as well.
The species is native to the eastern United States from Delaware south to Florida and west to Arkansas and Texas. It is also native to the West Indies.
D. filiramum can be found pinelands ranging from dry to moist soils. A specimen collected from the Apalachicola National Forest in the Florida panhandle found the species frequent in an open area of cutover pine flatwoods that was near a trail in wet loamy sand.
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: April 2019. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson. States and Counties: Florida: Franklin.