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Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum
cypress panicgrass

General Information
Symbol: DIDID
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
PR   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
DIAN10 Dichanthelium annulum (Ashe) R. LeBlond
DICA34 Dichanthelium caerulescens (Hack. ex Hitchc.) Correll
DIDIB2 Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. barbulatum (Michx.) Mohlenbr.
DIDIM Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould ssp. mattamuskeetense (Ashe) Freckmann & Lelong
DIDIM2 Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould ssp. microcarpon (Muhl. ex Elliott) Freckmann & Lelong
DIDIN Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. nitidum (Lam.) R. LeBlond
DIDIR Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. ramylosum (Torr.) R. LeBlond
DIDIR2 Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. roanokense (Ashe) R. LeBlond
DILU6 Dichanthelium lucidum (Ashe) R. LeBlond
DIMA9 Dichanthelium mattamuskeetense (Ashe) Mohlenbr.
DIMI5 Dichanthelium microcarpon (Muhl. ex Elliott) Mohlenbr.
DINI2 Dichanthelium nitidum (Lam.) Mohlenbr.
DINU7 Dichanthelium nudicaule (Vasey) B.F. Hansen & Wunderlin
DISP10 Dichanthelium sphagnicola (Nash) R. LeBlond
DIYA Dichanthelium yadkinense (Ashe) Mohlenbr.
PAAN10 Panicum annulum Ashe
PAANG Panicum annulum Ashe var. glabrescens Gleason
PABA7 Panicum barbulatum Michx.
PACA20 Panicum caerulescens Hack. ex Hitchc.
PACL6 Panicum clutei Nash
PADI8 Panicum dichotomum L.
PADIB2 Panicum dichotomum L. var. barbulatum (Michx.) Alph. Wood
PADIC Panicum dichotomum L. var. clutei (Nash) C.F. Reed
PADIL Panicum dichotomum L. var. lucidum (Ashe) Lelong
PADIM Panicum dichotomum L. var. mattamuskeetense (Ashe) Lelong
PADIR Panicum dichotomum L. var. ramulosum (Torr.) Lelong
PADIR2 Panicum dichotomum L. var. roanokense (Ashe) Lelong
PADIY Panicum dichotomum L. var. yadkinense (Ashe) Lelong
PALU4 Panicum lucidum Ashe
PALUO Panicum lucidum Ashe var. opacum Fernald
PAMA10 Panicum mattamuskeetense Ashe
PAMAC Panicum mattamuskeetense Ashe var. clutei (Nash) Fernald
PAMI6 Panicum microcarpon Muhl. ex Elliott, non Muhl.
PANI4 Panicum nitidum Lam.
PANU7 Panicum nudicaule Vasey
PARO4 Panicum roanokense Ashe
PASP7 Panicum sphagnicola Nash
PAYA2 Panicum yadkinense Ashe


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Dichanthelium (Hitchc. & Chase) Gould – rosette grass
Species Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould – cypress panicgrass
Variety Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum – cypress panicgrass

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Panicum nudicaule
naked-stemmed panic grass
Panicum yadkinense
panic grass
Panicum annulum
a panic-grass
shining panic-grass
a panic-grass
a panic-grass
Dichanthelium dichotomum ssp. mattamuskeetense
Mattamuskeet panic-grass
Panicum yadkinense
spotted panic-grass
Panicum annulum
annulus panic-grass
shining panic-grass



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