Tapered rosette grass

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

Scientific name: Dichanthelium acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark

Common name(s): tapered rosette grass, hairy rosette-panicgrass

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– perennial

-leaf blade 2–12 mm in width

-spikelet 1.3–2.1 mm in length


-There are six subspecies present in New England

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


-disturbed sites

-meadows and fields

-shores of rivers


-rocky slopes




Go Botany. “Dichanthelium Acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark.” Dichanthelium Acuminatum (Hairy Rosette-Panicgrass): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/dichanthelium/acuminatum/.