Dichanthelium depauperatum

Panicum depauperatum, Starved Panicgrass, poverty panic grass, linear-leaved panicgrass, starved witchgrass

Description: perennial

Place of origin: eastern North America

Urban habitat: commonly found in dry, sandy soils, in disturbed areas, vacant lots; can thrive in full sun or shade.

Ecological function: disturbance-adapted colonizer of bare ground.

History: Although native to North America, Dichanthelium depauperatum is often considered weedy due to its tendency to grow in disturbed areas.