PANICUM LONGIFOLIUM Torrey
Long-leaved Panic Grass
FAMILY: Gramineae (Poaceae)
rigidulum Nees (in part)
HABIT: Densely cespitose perennial, culms to 10 dm.;
flowering and fruiting late July-October.
This species resembles related species of Panicum, especially P.
rigidulum with which it sometimes is merged. Identification is based upon
comparison of minute floral characters.
TOTAL RANGE: TX to FL, n. along the Atlantic Coast
to N.S. and in the interior to OH and KY.
RANGE: ROSS CO.: Higby Prairie, 31 July 1941, F. Bartley (BHO)
STATUS: 1980 to present: Presumed
variety of moist, open situations such as meadows, river banks, and woods
borders; tolerant of moderate disturbance.
Overgrowth by taller vegetation through natural succession.
POTENTIAL: Probably good due to its tolerance of moderate disturbance.
GUIDELINES: Collect complete, mature specimens with underground parts.
The habitat for this species is common throughout southern Ohio. The species may yet be extant and merely
overlooked or misidentified because of its similarity to other panic grasses.
F.W. 1975. The grasses of Texas. Texas A&M Univ. Press, College Station,
TX. 627 p.
Hitchcock, A.S. 1951. Manual of grasses of the
United States. Ed. 2, rev. by A. Chase, U.S. Dept. Agr. Misc. Publ. 200. 1051
Department of Natural Resources
of Natural Areas and Preserves
3/1985 Allison W. Cusick