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Glyceria grandis S. Wats.
American manna grass, American mannagrass, Reed meadowgrass, Tall manna grass
USDA Symbol: GLGR
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
American manna grass is a perennial grass which spreads by both thick rhizomes and stolons. Thick, stout, culms are 40-60 in. tall and sometimes decumbent at the base. The large, showy, openly branched, purplish panicle is up to 16 in. long and nods at the summit.
Cool-season grass has broad, pale leaves and very loose, open flowering stalks. Important member of wetland communities. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Canada, s. to VA, TN mts., n. IL, NE, NM, AZ & CA Native Habitat:
Stream banks; non-tidal marshes; lake margins USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet soils.
Conditions Comments: A rapidly growing grass.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Ohio Prairie Nursery
- Hiram, OH
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff