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Calamagrostis coarctata [= Calamagrosis cinnoides]

Nuttall's Reedgrass

Scientific Name:

Calamagrostis coarctata [= Calamagrosis cinnoides]

Genus:

Calamagrostis

Species Epithet:

coarctata

Common Name:

Nuttall's Reedgrass

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, bogs, and other wet sites. Common in NC mountains and coastal plain, uncommon in the piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

The inflorescence has a purplish tinge to it.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

Native Plant Trust’s Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/calamagrostis/cinnoides/



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