Panicum amarum Ell. var. amarum

Locations ofPanicum amarum Ell. var. amarum in Virginia

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Family
Poaceae
Botanical Name
Panicum amarum Ell. var. amarum
Common Name
Bitter Seabeach Grass
Synonym(s)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Panicum amarum Ell. var. amarum
Comments
Map very incomplete at present. See comments under P. amarum, s.l.
Habitat
Dune grasslands; openings in dune scrub, dune woodlands, and maritime
forests; upper beaches and overwash flats. Locally common in the outer Coastal Plain maritime zone, including the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay; unlike var. amarulum, this variety is strictly maritime and is rarely found off dunes.
Native Status
Native

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