Northern panicgrass

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Dichanthelium boreale (Nash) Freckmann

Common name(s): northern panicgrass, northern witchgrass, northern rosette-panicgrass

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– perennial

– may be confused with D. acuminatum , which also occurs in wild blueberry fields; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage