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Piptatheropsis canadensis

Piptatheropsis canadensis (Poir.) Romasch., P.M. Peterson & R.J. Soreng

Canadian Ricegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Oryzopsis canadensis, Piptatherum canadense, Stipa canadensis

USDA Symbol: PICA19

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
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , WI , WV
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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