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Cheshire Fog

Observed: 26th October 2012 By: lavateraguylavateraguy’s reputation in Plantslavateraguy’s reputation in Plantslavateraguy’s reputation in Plantslavateraguy’s reputation in Plantslavateraguy’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Maize rising above a "fog" of some grass or other. Note also the presence of Echinochloa crus-galli.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ray Arigho's picture

Grass in background

Looks like Sorghum bicolor var.

Ray Arigho's picture

Grass in background

...looks like a variety of Sorghum bicolor.

lavateraguy's picture

The grass in the background, ...

... if that's the one that you mean, was assumed to be Zea mays. The one mixed in with the Panicum is to the best of my knowledge Echinochloa crus-galli - I've seen it at several sites, 3 of which have been confirmed by VC recorders.

Ray Arigho's picture

Did I suggest Sorghum bicolor?

Oh dear, they're all in rows. I don't think random seed-dispersal does that. Apologies. Ah, here comes nurse.

lavateraguy's picture

Confirmed by national referee ...

... from subsequent observation in 2013, as Panicum capillare, after suspicion by myself and the county recorder of it being a different Panicum species.