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Panicum amarumPanicum amarum

bitter or coastal panic grass, beachgrass

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 1-3'
Flowers: Aug.-Oct.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5-7.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

sandy coastal shores and dunes

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

prostrate form, produces little viable seed, use transplants; Panicum amarum var. amarulum (coastal panicgrass), taller form, can be seeded.



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/225.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004