Deertongue, Dichanthelium clandestinum
(also called Panicum clandestinum)
Poaceae or Grass Family


An grass with unusually wide leaves. White fuzzy hairs on stem and bases of leaves. Flowers, several, in a small, loose inflorescence. Flowers minute, hemispherical, with paird, brilliant red anthers. Blooms in late spring.

A native grass of shady woodlands. Common in the woods in Wildwood.

Without its flowers it is easily overlooked, and the leaves are so broad it is likely to be mistaken for something other than a grass. The brilliant red flowers, though tiny, are easily noticed and, coupled with the unusual leaves, make this a fairly easy grass to identify.

Flower   Stem leaves

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