Calflora
Taxon  Report   6048    
Panicum capillare  L.
Old witch grass,   Witchgrass
Panicum capillare, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Panicum

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

Communities: wetland-riparian, weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSPanicum barbipulvinatum
PLANTSPanicum capillare ssp. barbipulvinatum
PLANTSPanicum capillare var. agreste
PLANTSPanicum capillare var. barbipulvinatum
PLANTSPanicum capillare var. brevifolium
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More information about  Panicum capillare

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/18/2021).