Dichanthelium boreale (Nash) Freckmann
Common Name: NORTHERN PANIC GRASS
Synonym: Panicum boreale
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Dichanthelium boreale A. A. Reznicek

Panicum boreale of Michigan Flora.

Usually in moist to marshy sandy or rocky open ground; occasionally in dry, open aspen or oak forest.

Usually easily distinguished by glabrous foliage and nodes, at least above, and the short ligule. Some plants have the leaves ± pilose and the nodes, especially the lower ones, pilose. Stephenson (1984) considered plants called Panicum calliphyllum (see Michigan Flora) to be hybrids, and Freckmann & Lelong (2003) suggested D. boreale and D. xanthophysum as parents. We agree, and perhaps other hybrid combinations, such as D. linearifolium × D. latifolium or D. xanthophysum also account for plants with this morphology in Michigan.

Locations

Alpena County
Antrim County
Bay County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Livingston County
Luce County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2067.