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Illustration: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.
What is Egyptian Panicgrass?
- Folded, flat, or rolling
- Up to 0.5 inches thick
- Up to 18 inches long
- Covered in short hairs
- 6-20 short branches
- End of branches covered in cluster of short hairs
- Rows of 2
- Leaning or upright
- Bending at base
- Up to 5 feet tall
- Roots at nodes
Where Does it Grow?
Egyptian panicgrass can be found in swamps, ponds, and lakes.
Pros and Cons of Egyptian Panicgrass
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.