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Glyceria laxa

Glyceria laxa (Scribn.) Scribn.

Limp Mannagrass, Lax Mannagrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Glyceria canadensis var. laxa, Glyceria ×ottawensis, Panicularia laxa


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: CT , DC , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Bogs.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
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 Glyceria laxa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Glyceria laxa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Glyceria laxa


Record Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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