Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass
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Botanic Name (s):       Panicum virgatum    

Common Name(s):          Switchgrass                                                                                                                                 

Mature height :3-6ft

Mature spread:3-6ft

Bloom Time:July-October, foliage is silvery blue, urns reddish in Fall

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun  

Soil moisture:    Dry   Average    Moist      Wet

Soil Ph:4.5-8

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay                           

Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark              

Sandy soil, coarse texture                                                                                          

Native Habitat:      Fresh and brackish tidal and non tidal marshes, wet meadows, open woods, praries, dunes               

Notes:              food for sparrow species, grows in clumps, controls erosion                      

Erosion Control      Flood Tolerant      Drought tolerant                                                                  

High Wildlife Value:       Songbirds     Game Birds                               Small Mammals            Waterfowl              

FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands                                                                                                    

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions  

Native Grass

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