Plains reedgrass - Calamagrostis montanensis
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Rhizomatous. Stems single to few-bunched, 20–50 cm. Leaves: blades 2–3 mm broad. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 5–10 cm long. Spikelets 3.5–6 mm long. Lemma with a bent awn barely if at all surpassing the glume tips, callus hairs one-half to two-thirds as long as lemma (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In the northcentral states of provinces of North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Mostly moderately disturbed settings in open dry shrub steppe vegetation from low to middle elevations (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Husby, P.O. 1982. Effects of grazing on vegetation in the Artemisia tridentata-Festuca idahoensis habitat type. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 76 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.