Glyceria borealis (Nash) Batch.
Family: Poaceae
boreal glyceria,  more...
[Panicularia borealis Nash]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Glyceria: Greek for "sweet" from taste of the grain
Plants: weakly erect perennial, >40" tall, semi-aquatic, emergent grass, sprawling clumps from rooting nodes; stems with nodes
Leaves: narrow, closed sheath; some leaves floating in plants growing in water; fine hairs on upper surface
Flowers: rounded, ridged, smooth lemmas with tips and edges thin and brittle; inflorescence thin spike with several spikelets
Habitat: wet; shallows less than 40" deep, shores
Conservation Status: Native
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