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Strickland, Sam C.
Phalaris caroliniana Walter
Carolina canarygrass, Maygrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: PHCA6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Seed heads when young are very green, turning tan when mature and dry.
, VA Native Habitat:
Loamy & alluvial soils, creek sides, in disturbed soils, fields, pastures.
BenefitUse Food: Seeds consumed by indigenous peoples of eastern North America before the arrival of maize.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1020
Collected 2007-05-11 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff