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Deer-tongue Witchgrass Dichanthelium clandestinum

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Dichanthelium clandestinum
  • Panicum clandestinum
Phonetic Spelling
dy-kan-THEL-ee-um klan-des-TY-num
Description

Deer-tongue Witchgrass is a native ornamental grass found in shady moist woodland areas, in moist sandy soil, in ditches, and along roadsides. The winter rosettes of this plant make for a good evergreen groundcover.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#Coastal FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly larvae#audubon#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#Coastal FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly larvae#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dichanthelium
    Species:
    clandestinum
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada, central and eastern U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available July-December (and sometimes longer).
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms May-October.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds