Amphicarpum amphicarpon

(Pursh) Nash
Common names: Pursh's blue maidencane Hairy maidencane
Synonyms: Amphicarpum purshii unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 387.
Plants annual. Culms 30-80 cm, erect. Leaves mostly basal; sheaths hirsute; blades 10-15 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, hirsute on both surfaces, margins ciliate. Subterranean spikelets 7-8 mm, acuminate. Aerial panicles 3-20 cm; aerial spikelets 4-5 mm, ellipsoidal. 2n = 18.


Amphicarpum amphicarpon grows in sandy pinelands of the eastern United States. It used to be known as A. purshii Kunth, but A. amphicarpon has priority.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.