Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum (Schult.) Hitchcock

Blue Maidencane

Synonym: Amphicarpum floridanum Chapman

Natural range: Southeastern U.S., including Florida

Habitat: Wet areas: low pinewoods, marshes

Florida status: Abundant native species

Recognition: Readily recognized by its running-rhizomatous habit (sometimes filling large spaces) and leaf blades with a blue tinge, these with narrow white lines along the margins. Spikelets 6-7 mm long.

Note: This species produces subterranean spikelets in addition to those on the inflorescence. See discussion in "Grass Biology" for more on this species.