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Calamagrostis porteri

Calamagrostis porteri A. Gray

Porter's Reed Grass, Porter's Reedgrass

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: CAPO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AR , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MO , NC , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Dry chestnut/oak forests, often on rocky ridgetops, piedmont bluffs and slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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