Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Blue Panicgrass - Panicum antidotale   Retzius
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AuthorRetzius
DistributionThere is a single collection from NC: Orange County, cultivated at Mason Farm, 19 Sept. 1939, leClair s.n. (NCU, NY). Since this is clearly not an established or adventive population, this species should be deleted from the list of NC plants.
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Taxonomic CommentsThe genus Panicum in the broad sense was once very large, but with the split of Dichanthelium in the 1980s, it has been reduced to manageable size. In more recent decades, other genera have been split off: Coleataenia, Hymenachne, Kellochloa, and Phanopyrum, as examples. All 6 of these genera can be readily told from each other in the field with just a hand lens. For a more detailed discussion, see the introductory paragraphs in Weakley (2018).
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