Etymology: Calamagrostis: from Greek mythological figure Kalamos, the son of Maiandros (aka Meander), god of the Meander River and agrostis for "grass"
Plants: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos