Dichanthelium depauperatum (Panicum d.) starved panic grass Poaceae PADE; R, sm;

 

Panicum depauperatum (Dichanthelium d.).Robert W. Freckmann.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. University of Wisconsin at Stevens point. wisplants.uwsp.edu

Panicum depauperatum (Dichanthelium d.).Robert W. Freckmann.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. wisplants.uwsp.edu  (Accessed 5/2014).

Dichanthelium depauperatum is a perennial C3 grass ((Waller and Lewis 1979), 10-40 cm tall, densely tufted stems very slender, sheaths often finely hairy. 

Leaves crowded near base, basal and stem leaves similar, linear, 8-20 cm long, 0.2-0.5 cm wide. 

Flower spikelets 1-flowered, 0.3-0.4 cm, spikelet stalks crooked, 3-8 cm long, few branches; blooms May-Aug.; primary inflorescence narrow, sparsely flowered, not much longer than leaves; late season inflorescences very small, often concealed by leaves near base of plant with one or a few spikelets; blooms July-Oct. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Dry soil, open woods. Panicum