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Panicum virgatum,/Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum, / Panicum virgatum,
Planting for production for biomass used in entergy studies
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Planting for production for biomass used in entergy studies

Flowering in late September

Color of the grass after a frost in the Springfield, Missouri Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Panicum virgatum,
Common Name: Switchgrass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: A vigorously growing grass that can become invasive in a landscape. It is being studies as a posssible source of biomass for use in energy production.