Etymology: Leersia: for Johann Daniel Leers, 18th century German botanist
Plants: perennial grass
Habitat: woods, swales
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc.