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Prairie Sandreed - Calamovilfa longifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Warm season, rhizomatous perennial often bunched or in patches. Stems 60–150 cm. Leaves: blades 3–8 mm wide, wiry; sheaths with overlapping margins; ligule hairy. Inflorescence a narrow to open panicle 15–40 cm long. Spikelets 4–6 mm long, with 1 floret; glumes enclosing the floret. Lemmas with 1 distinct vein, awnless with a long hairy callus. Disarticulation above glumes; unit of dispersal the floret (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout southern Canada and northern U.S. and south to NM (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 102

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Habitat
Mostly in open dry moderately disturbed settings at lower elevations. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Prairie Sandreed — Calamovilfa longifolia.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from