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Panicum antidotale - Retz.

Common Name Blue Panic Grass, Blue panicum
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Afghanistan to Nepal, and the Upper Gangetic Plain.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Panicum antidotale Blue Panic Grass, Blue panicum


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Panicum antidotale Blue Panic Grass, Blue panicum
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Panicum antidotale is a PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

One report says that the plant is edible but gives no further details[145]. It is most likely referring to the seed[K].

Medicinal Uses

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Disinfectant

The smoke of the burning plant is used to fumigate wounds and as a disinfectant in the treatment of smallpox[2440].

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Other Uses

Disinfectant

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The plant has strong spreading rhizomes[236]. It has been experimentally planted for forage in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and California[236]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week. Prick out the seedlings into trays or individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts[200, K].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

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Panicum virgatumSwitch GrassPerennial1.8 10-12 FLMNDM002

 

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Readers comment

Abdul Majeed   Thu Apr 17 2008

We want to know the suppliers details to purchase seeds of Panicum antidotale.

Dr Abdullah   Tue Jun 17 2008

Hello sir I live in Saudi Arabia (desert) and I have some question regarding the blue panic 1. When is the right time to grow it(what time of the year)? 2. What is the maximum temperature for growing blue panic? 3. How much seeds do I need for one hector? 4. How much irrigation do I need? 5. When can I collect the seed if I pant it? Any special consideration regarding the soil? Thank you very much in advance

nadem bur   Mon Jan 12 2009

Hello sir I live in Saudi Arabia and I have a question about the blue panic 1 seeds if i need 20 kg how i can get it ? and How much be necessary that enforce payment ? Thank you very much in advance

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