Steinchisma hians (Elliott) Nash
Synonym: Panicum hians
Natural range: Southern U.S. to Argentina
Habitat: Shores, marshes, ponds
Florida status: Native, common
Recognition: A delicate, modest "Panicum" with the spikelets characteristically gaping (open-mouthed) due to large, thickened upper palea. See also Steinchisma laxa, which has a pyramidal inflorescence with horizontal branches. In this project, Steinchisma is keyed with Panicum.