March - November
0.2 - 0.8
Distinctive due to its relatively broad leaves that wrap around the stem (cordate), its tiny spikelets, and the thick, white margins of its winter leaves. It differs from about as wide as long.
Seed germination for most members of the panicum is improved by cold/moist stratification, although many may be planted fresh (Steffen 1997).
Good livestock forage but limited productivity. Large seeds valuable to birds; utilized by deer early in the growing season.
Widely distributed grass common in prairies and the piney woods. It ranges over the entire eastern United States. The seeds of many Panicums were used as food in the Southwest. Their importance as a food source is limited because they drop their seeds qu
Woodlands, fields, and disturbed ground.