Purple reedgrass - Calamagrostis purpurascens
MNPS Threat Rank
Rhizomatous bunchgrass. Stems 20–70 cm. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 3–8 dm long. Spikelets mostly 6–7 mm long. Lemmas with a bent awn surpassing glumes by 2–4 mm, callus hairs (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Throughout much of North America but mostly absent from the eastern half of the U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.