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Glyceria melicaria

Glyceria melicaria (Michx.) F.T. Hubbard

Melic Mannagrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicularia melicaria

USDA Symbol: GLME2

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


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , CT , GA , KY , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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


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

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