Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.  
Family: Poaceae
rice cut grass, rice cutgrass
[Leersia oryzoides f. glabra (L.) Sw., Leersia oryzoides f. inclusa (L.) Sw., Phalaris oryzoides L.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Leersia: for Johann Daniel Leers, 18th century German botanist
Plants: sprawling perennial, 2-5' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent grass; thin rootstalk
Leaves: narrow, rough cutting edges with stiff spines
Flowers: lemma has stiff hairs, spikelets on branch ends and in upper leaf sheath
Fruits: thin spreading flat spiklets in 3-8 clusters
Habitat: wet; marshes, wet meadows, shores, swales
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Kurt Stüber  
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