Panicgrass

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The Panicgrass, Panicum Is A Perennial Grass Known For Its Longevity, And It Has Several Cultivars Of Its Own 

The panicgrass, also known as Panicum amarulum in formal terms, is a native, warm-season perennial grass that forms in clumps and grows through its rhizomes, up to about three to seven feet tall. Native to the Northeast United States, it frequently grows in tufts in coastal dunes. It commonly associates itself with the American beachgrass, salt meadow cordgrass, sea oats, partridge pea, and Adam's needle, along with much more coastal flora. As it is highly drought-resistant and tolerant to salt spray, these qualities make the panicgrass well-adapted to its indigenous coastal habitat. It is a barrier plant in the pioneer zone, and it protects other salt-susceptible species beyond the primary dune.

The panicgrass has several species, like the coastal panicgrass and the bitter panicgrass. It can either have a more upright, clumpy habit with wider flowerheads or narrower and sparsely-flowers panicles, depending on the cultivar. Ecological conditions serve as factors that impact these characteristics, and their differences become more pronounced at the northern end of the species range and less distinct at the southern end.

Panicgrass-Panicum Is The Ideal Candidate In Barriers That Help Prevent Soil Erosion And Control Salt Content

With the panicgrass's longevity, upright growth habit, and resistance to lodging, it is quickly established and manageable, making it the ideal candidate in hedgerows, vegetative barriers, herbaceous wind barriers, and plantings. Cows readily graze on the panicgrass, as it provides a sufficient level of crude protein to support beef production, and they are at their most advantageous for grazing if incorporated into a rotational stocking system. In the field of ornamental uses or landscaping, the panicgrass's bluish-green leaves and vibrant orange anthers make it a desirable addition to gardens, especially for landowners. Native Americans also use various species of panicgrass for medicinal purposes. For instance, the Seminole used the grass as an antirheumatic, cough medicine, pulmonary aid, and throat aid. The Natchez and Creek tribes utilized it to treat malaria, and the Miccosukee tribe relied on the panicgrass to treat gopher-tortoise sickness. Finally, the Cherokee padded their moccasins with panicgrass stems.

While coastal dunes are the best options for plant establishment via vegetative plugs, direct seeding can suffice under the appropriate conditions, such as soil moisture achieved in moist sand or even saline environments. Panicgrass seeds germinate at salinity levels similar to levels that seedlings can tolerate, so you can start by planting seeds one to three inches deep, depending on the soil texture.  You may also use a drop seeder, a drill, or other seeding equipment, though a single-row garden push seeder makes for the simplest, smallest-scale option.

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