Panicum hemitomon

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-4ft, spreads broadly by rhisomes.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Basin marsh (maidencane marsh), ponds, streams, sloughs, swamps, wet disturbed sites, sandhill. This species may become domininant in wetlands with reduced hydroperiods relative to historic conditions and in natural wetlands with highly variable hydroperiods.


Recommended Uses:Shoreline stabilizer or plant as cover in a pond. Can tolerate wide water level fluctuations. Frequently used in marsh restoration and wetland creation projects.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck), Sand



Provides cover for small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

Seeds eaten by some birds and small animals.

Larval host for clouded skipper (Lerema accius) and Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan) butterflies.