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
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-leaf blade is 5–13 mm in width
-spikelet 1.9–2.3 mm in length
– may be confused with D. acuminatum , which also occurs in wild blueberry fields; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-meadows and fields
-shores of rivers
-native to eastern North America
Go Botany. “Dichanthelium Boreale (Nash) Freckmann.” Dichanthelium Boreale (Northern Rosette-Panicgrass): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/dichanthelium/boreale/.