Glyceria acutiflora Torr.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Glyceria acutiflora Torr.

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms to 1 m, usually decumbent and often rooting from the lower nodes; lvs 3-6 mm wide; ligule 5-7+ mm; infl erect or declined, narrow, 2-3 dm, the branches erect, strongly flattened or trough-shaped; spikelets 2-4 cm, 5-12-fld; glumes narrowly ovate, the first 2-3.3 mm, the second 3.9-5.6 mm; lemmas lanceolate, 7-8.5 mm, acute, scabrous; palea acuminate, 2-toothed, projecting 1.5-3 mm; rachilla-joints 3-4 mm; stamens 3; 2n=20, 40. Shallow water or very wet soil; Me. to Del., Va., and Tenn., w. to Mich. and Mo.; also in e. Asia.