Beaked panicum

Panicum anceps



Stems grow from numerous stout, scaly rhizomes. Sheaths are slightly hairy. The long leaves are hairy on the upper part near the base. The panicle is long and spreading, with slightly curved spikelets. The second glume and lemma of the lower floret are rather widely spread at maturity, often resembling a bird beak. This very palatable grass decreases with heavy grazing.

Beaked panicum is a Perennial, warm-season, native - 18 to 48 inches tall.

Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.


Grows mostly on low, moist, sandy soils in forests or in shaded, grassy pasturelands.