Panicum virgatum L.

Switchgrass

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Plant

Sublevel 1: Angiosperm

Sublevel 2: Monocot

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Family: Poaceae

Genus: Panicum

Species: Panicum virgatum

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
VT - Uncommon (state rank: S3 (Vulnerable))
CT WAP (2015) - GCN (Important)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Photoautotroph

Type of Spores/Gametophytes: Two types of spores, unisexual gametophytes

HABITAT

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Panicum virgatum

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS