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Calamagrostis pickeringii

Calamagrostis pickeringii A. Gray

Pickering's Reedgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Calamagrostis pickeringii var. debilis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: MA , ME , MI , NH , NJ , NY , VT
Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calamagrostis pickeringii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calamagrostis pickeringii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calamagrostis pickeringii


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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