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Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa

Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler ssp. inexpansa (A. Gray) C.W. Greene

Northern Reedgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Calamagrostis californica, Calamagrostis canadensis var. acuminata, Calamagrostis canadensis var. arcta, Calamagrostis chordorrhiza, Calamagrostis crassiglumis, Calamagrostis expansa, Calamagrostis fernaldii, Calamagrostis hyperborea var. americana, Calamagrostis hyperborea var. elongata, Calamagrostis hyperborea var. stenodes, Calamagrostis inexpansa, Calamagrostis inexpansa var. barbulata, Calamagrostis inexpansa var. brevior, Calamagrostis inexpansa var. novae-angliae, Calamagrostis labradorica, Calamagrostis lacustris, Calamagrostis lapponica var. brevipilis, Calamagrostis pickeringii var. lacustris, Calamagrostis robertii, Calamagrostis stricta var. brevior, Calamagrostis stricta var. lacustris


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Dark Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa


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

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