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Blue-joint reedgrass - Calamagrostis canadensis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Rhizomatous bunchgrass. Stems 60–110 cm. Leaves: blades mostly 3–10 mm wide. Inflorescence an open panicle 7–35 cm long. Spikelets 4–5 mm long. Lemmas with an awn extending at most <1 mm beyond lemma tip, callus hairs nearly as long as the lemmas (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of N. America except in much of the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 114

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Habitat
Middle to high elevations in mountain meadows and open understory, often along streams or lake margins (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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