Panicum flexile (Gatt.) Scribn.
Common Name: PANIC GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt A-Grass

Panicum flexile M. R. Penskar

Moist sandy or gravelly, usually calcareous, shores and wet meadows; fens, less commonly in drier open calcareous settings.

Panicum flexile has narrow, long beaked spikelets reminiscent of those of P. capillare, though it is a smaller plant. It typically occurs in usually wet, calcareous natural habitats, where it can be difficult to see if not robust. In fens and on calcareous shores, often associated with Scleria verticillata. It is rarely found in weedy settings.

Locations

Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Menominee County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 13, 2019. https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2168.