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Amphicarpum amphicarpon

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Amphicarpum purshii
Description

Pursh's blue maidencane is an annual grass in the Poaceae (grass) family.  It is found in sandy pine forests, wetlands, along the shores and rivers or the eastern United States.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#riparian#wetlands#wet sites#FACW
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#riparian#wetlands#wet sites#FACW
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amphicarpum
    Species:
    amphicarpon
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    North America, northeastern USA and southeast
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Linear or lanceolate hairy leaves mostly basal.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No