IUCN threat status:

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Grass Family (Poaceae). Switch cane is a native, warm season, robust, rhizomatous and woody perennial grass. The height is between 4 and 10 feet. The leaf blade is lance shaped; the underside is usually hairy. The leaf sheath is commonly as long as internodes; ring of short, stiff hair across collar. The stem is round, hollow, and woody. The rhizomes in the air canals in the periphery

continue through nodes. The inflorescence is a raceme produced on top of leafless or nearly leafless stems.

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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