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Slimstem reedgrass - Calamagrostis stricta
Other Names:  Calamagrostis inexpansa, Calamagrostis neglecta

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
NS THREAT SCORE:
C-value: 6


 

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General Description
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 121

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Stream sides, gravel benches, wet meadows, and seasonally inundated settings such as roadside ditches (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
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