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Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)

Author(s): Ronald Uchytil
Year Published: 1993
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Uchytil, Ronald 1993. Panicum virgatum (switchgrass). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/panvir/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10580
FEIS Number: 755
Record updated: Mar 14, 2018