Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species: Dichanthelium dichotomum
Infrapecies:Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum
Common NameCypress Panicgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; G5T5 (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Panicum bogueanum Panicum bogueanum Ashe
Panicum clivum Panicum clivum Sohns
Panicum dichotomum var. commune Panicum dichotomum var. commune S. Watson & J.M. Coult.
Panicum dichotomum var. divaricatum Panicum dichotomum var. divaricatum Vasey
Panicum dichotomum var. viride Panicum dichotomum var. viride Vasey
Panicum dumus Panicum dumus Desv.
Panicum multirameum Panicum multirameum Scribn.
Panicum nitidum var. barbulatum Panicum nitidum var. barbulatum (Michx.) Chapm.
Panicum nitidum var. pauciflorum Panicum nitidum var. pauciflorum Britton
Panicum nitidum var. viride Panicum nitidum var. viride (Vasey) Britton
Panicum pubescens var. barbulatum Panicum pubescens var. barbulatum (Michx.) Britton
Panicum ramulosum var. viride Panicum ramulosum var. viride (Vasey) Porter
Panicum tremulum Panicum tremulum Spreng.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos