Common name: blood panicgrass

Common name: blood panicgrass
Scientific name: Dichanthelium consanguineum, Panicum consanguineum
Life cycle: perennial
Season of primary growth: spring
Primary way of propagation: seeds
Primary storage organ: roots
Does it fix nitrogen? No
ID characteristics:
Hollow stem
Hairy stem
Distinct odor
Leaves come to a point
Alternating leaf structure
Location collected: Collected at end of Driveway at Dorthea Dix
facility located at Mid Pines Road Raleigh, NC.
Common habitat and soil type best adapted: Sub shrub, shrub; in soil
a significant amount of clay.
Uses: Could be fed to livestock, not well suited for erosion control
Date collected: September 19, 2005
Sources (references): USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version
( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W.
Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.