June 10, 2015
Panicum dichotomiflorum Michx. Poaceae (Grass family)
Erect summer annual
Leaves are hairless at maturity, up to 20 inches long with a prominent, white midvein. Leaf sheaths are also hairless at maturity, and there are no hairs on the sheath margin. Seedlings may have hairs on the lower leaf surface and sheath, becoming less hairy with age.
Prominent, white midvein of fall panicum.
Erect, bending in a zigzag manner at the nodes, up to 6 feet tall.
Fall panicum collar region.
Flowers and fruit
The seedhead is a large, open and spreading panicle that may be purple-tinted at maturity and yields small, straw-colored, oval seeds.
Fall panicum seedhead.
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