Beaked Panicum (Panicum anceps)

Origin: Native to North America
Use: Tufted perennial, with numerous scaly, branching rhizomes, warm season, native plant provides fair grazing for wildlife and good grazing for livestock
Plant Description:
General  Beaked Panicum Plant Guide
Life Span  Perennial
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40" Rows:  Broadcast: 

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ID Features:
Habit: 		Tufted perennial, with numerous scaly, branching rhizomes.
Culms: 		Rather slender, erect or ascending, 35-80 cm. tall, in dense tufts usually
		surrounded by basal leaves nearly half as long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent.
Blades:  	Erect, elongate, 15-50 cm. long, 4-12 mm. wide, flat or slightly conduplicate,
                upper surface slightly roughened sometimes papillose, commonly ciliate and densely
                pubescent on the upper surface towards the base, otherwise glabrous to sparsely pubescent.
Sheaths: 	Mostly longer than the internodes, somewhat flattened, glabrous or sparsely
		pilose, especially at the summit.
Ligule:         Membranous, very short.
Inflorescence: 	Panicles terminal only, or narrow panicles produced from the upper
		sheaths, the terminal finally long-exserted, 15-40 cm. long, loose, open;
		branches remote, spreading, often equaled or exceeded by the long blades,
		rather long, slender remote branches, ascending or spreading, bearing
		short mostly appressed branchlets with rather crowded spikelets,
		somewhat secund, the spikelets set obliquely on their short appressed
		scabrous pedicels, usually shorter than the spikelets, the first glume
		toward the axis, small, long peduncled panicle produced from the upper nodes.
Spikelets: 	More or less secund, 3.4-3.8 mm. long, 1-1.2 mm. wide, lanceolate, glabrous.
Glumes: 	First keeled, one third to half as long as the spikelet, 3-5-nerved,
		scabrous on the keel towards the apex, acute, the second and sterile
		lemma subequal, the glume often slightly longer, forming a beak beyond the fruit,
		the tips open and often curved at maturity, the glume 5-7-nerved, mid-nerve often
		scabrous toward the apex, the lemma 5-nerved, with palea about half as long.
Fruit: 		2-2.2 mm. long, about 1 mm. wide, elliptic, smooth and shining,
		a minute tuft of thickish hairs at the apex.
Habitat: 	Moist, sandy soil.  July-September.
Kansas Range:	Southeast (Cherokee county).
Synonyms:	Panicum anceps Michx. var. rhizomatum (A.S. Hitchc. & Chase) Fern.
		Panicum rhizomatum A.S. Hitchc. & Chase
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