Blue Panic Grass (Panicum antidotale)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Blue Panic Grass
Panicum antidotale
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

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

  • Edible Use

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

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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].
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].
E. Asia – Himalayas and the Upper Gangetic Plain.

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