Ontario Grasses website

Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum) Other common names: Old Switch Panic Grass, Typical Panic Grass

French names: Panic raide

Family: Grass Family (Poaceae)

Group: Grasses

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown

Height: 100-150 cm (39-59 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Fields

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: Switch grass flowers profusely in July or August. When the airy flowers open they are often attractively tinged with pink.

Photographs: 9 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

A nice clump of Switch Grass.

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

A single plant.

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

The base of the plant.

Range map for Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)