Slimstem reedgrass - Calamagrostis stricta
Calamagrostis inexpansa, Calamagrostis neglecta
MNPS Threat Rank
Rhizomatous bunchgrass. Stems loosely bunched, 50–100 cm. Leaves: blades mostly 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 6–15 cm long. Spikelets 3.5–5 mm long. Lemma with a slender straight awn barely surpassing lemma tip, callus hairs >1/2 the length of lemma (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout much of North America except in the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Stream sides, gravel benches, wet meadows, and seasonally inundated settings such as roadside ditches (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.