Taxon  Report   6048 
Panicum capillare  L.
Old witch grass,  Witchgrass
Panicum capillare
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Panicum capillare
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Panicum capillare
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Panicum capillare, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California and 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
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Panicum barbipulvinatum
PLANTS: Panicum capillare ssp. barbipulvinatum
PLANTS: Panicum capillare var. agreste
PLANTS: Panicum capillare var. barbipulvinatum
PLANTS: Panicum capillare var. brevifolium
PLANTS: Panicum capillare var. occidentale
More information about  Panicum capillare
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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