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GRASS, DEER-TONGUE
Panicum clandestinum

Deer tongue grass patch; note pointed, almost triangular leaves that surround stem.

Deer tongue grass root and plant base.

Deer tongue grass seeds.



  • Deer-tongue grass got its common name because the wide, stiff leaf blades resemble a deer's tongue, especially when the leaf sheath pulls away from the stem, often causing the blade to point down.