UMass Extension Weed Herbarium

Panicum capillare

Common Name: 
witchgrass
Scientific Name: 
Panicum capillare L
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native annual, reproducing by seed
Culms
upright to spreading, branched, very hairy
Growth Habit of Witchgrass
Growth Habit of Witchgrass
Growth Habit of Witchgrass
Leaves
blades dense hairs above and below, pronounced white mid-rib, rolled in bud; auricles absent; ligule fringe of hairs; sheaths hairy, somewhat compressed, open and overlapped
Sheaths of Witchgrass
Sheaths of Witchgrass
Sheaths of Witchgrass
Seedheads
panicle, dense, open, relatively large
Seedheads of Witchgrass