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Casner Canyon, NE of Sedona
ML
Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants


Panicum hallii - Hall's panicgrass

Plant Form:Grass

Family: Poaceae


   
 
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Plant - fall
Casner Canyon, NE of Sedona
ML
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Seedhead
Casner Canyon, NE of Sedona
ML
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Seedhead
Casner Canyon, NE of Sedona
ML
  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Native    Season: Warm
Habitat Description: Dry slopes, plains and sandy washes and in open woodlands and pondrosa pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 2500 - 5700 feet

General Description

Desc: Often annual in appearance. A rather small, tufted perennial bunchgrass with numerous leaves, mostly in small dense clumps.
Grass Type: Perennial bunchgrass  Rhizomes: N  Stolons: N
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves basal and erect  Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 12 to 24 inches
Seedhead Structure: Branched - contracted  Seedhead Droops: N
Flowering Period: Jun - Oct



Flower Characteristics

Number of Flowers per Spikelet: Multi-flowered  Spikelet Arrangement: End of branches
Awns: Absent   Three Awns: N  Awns Bent: N

Flower and Seedhead Notes: Flowers and seeds are borne on erect, branched, slender stems. The spikelets, which are scattered along the seedhead branches, have the appearance of small nutlets.


Vegetative Characteristics

Blade Hairy: N  Blade with White Margin: N  Blade Cross Section: Flat  
Blade Notes: Often clustered at the base of the plant, thin and curling with age to resemble papery shavings, 1 1/2-6 inches long, 2-6 mm wide, may be sparsely hairy on top.
Sheath Hairy: N  Tuft of Hairs Top of Sheath or Collar: N  Ligules: Membranous and hairy
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at base of blades): N
Vegetative Notes: Sheaths rounded, smooth or with straight rather stiff hairs, hairs fragile, nipple like based, margins sometimes fringed with hairs on the margin; ligules 0.6-2 mm.

Forage Value: Fair for livestock and wildlife, palatability rapidly declines with maturity.


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