Calflora
Taxon  Report   6048    
Panicum capillare  L.
Old witch grass,  Witchgrass
Panicum capillare
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Panicum capillare
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Panicum capillare
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Panicum capillare, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Panicum capillare
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Panicum
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Panicum barbipulvinatum
PLANTS: Panicum capillare ssp. barbipulvinatum
PLANTS: Panicum capillare var. agreste
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More information about  Panicum capillare
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PACA6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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