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Fall panicum, Panicum dichotomiflorum

Family: Poaceae (Grass)

Group: Monocot

Life span: Annual

Origin: Tropical America

Growth form: Graminoid

Erect or spreading broadly from the base of the plant with bent and branched nodes. Leaf blades have very prominent white midrib. Ligule is a ring of white hairs. In most cases, few hairs are present on the leaf sheath, but some specimens have sparse hairs to moderate numbers of hairs. Seedlings can have hairs on the underside of the leaves, which generally disappear on older plants. Seedhead is an open panicle. Propagation is by seed.  Present in many agricultural fields and waste areas.