|Common Name(s)||Panic Grass|
|Scientific Name||Panicum virgatum|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Salt Marsh|
|Identifying Characteristics||Upright grass with seeds at end, about 5 feet tall (can grow up to 8 feet)|
- Grows up to 8 feet, though it is generally in the 5 foot range
- Leaves are 1-3 feet long
- Seeds are 3-6 mm long
- Self-seeding crop
- Deep-rooted, perennial, rhizomatous grass
- Ground up by Cocopah Native Americans of the Colorado River to make patties and mush
- Guarijio of Sonora made tamales, tortillas, and mixed with other ingredients to make a beverage
- Panic Grass can net up to 100 gallons of ethanol per ton, which is more efficient than corn.
“Sonoran Panic Grass”. Native Seeds. Web.
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