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Panicum amarumPanicum amarum

bitter or coastal panic grass, beachgrass

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS


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

Conditions *

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


sandy coastal shores and dunes

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD


Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *


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
Last updated: 1 October 2004