Dichanthelium spretum (Schult.) Freckmann
Common Name: PANIC GRASS
Synonym: Panicum spretum
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Panicum spretum of Michigan Flora.

Sandy, mucky shores, especially during low water years, sandy wet meadows and swales.

A species primarily of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, disjunct into Michigan but more widespread than some Coastal Plain disjuncts. This is a taller and more slender plant than its relatives, rarely to nearly 1.5 m, and robust material is quite distinctive with its narrow panicle. Sometimes subsumed under a broadly circumscribed D. acuminatum as subsp. spretum (Schult.) Freckmann & Lelong.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Lake County
Luce County
Manistee County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Van Buren County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2086.