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Glyceria striata
fowl manna grass

Distribution: Alaska south to northern California, east to Newfoundland and Florida.

Habitat: Wet places, bogs, and mountain meadows.

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Tufted and rhizomatous perennial, the culms 3-8 dm. tall.


Sheaths closed, slightly rough; ligules 1.5-3 mm. long, truncate to obtuse, somewhat lacerate; blades flat to folded, erect, 2-5 mm. broad.


Inflorescence a loose panicle 7-20 cm. long, the slender branches ascending; spikelets 4- to 7-flowered, ovate in outline; glumes papery, 1-nerved, the first about 0.8 mm. long, the second, 1.2 mm. long; lemmas nearly 2 mm. long, broad, firm, 7-nerved to the scarious upper margin, the nerves non-convergent; paleas about equal to the lemmas, abruptly and minutely notched; stamens 2.

Accepted Name:
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc.
Publication: Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 41: 157. 1928.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Glyceria nervata (Willd.) Trin.
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc. ssp. stricta (Scribn.) Hultén
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc. var. stricta (Scribn.) Fernald [HC]
Panicularia nervata (Willd.) Kuntze
Panicularia striata (Lam.) Hitchc.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Glyceria striata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Glyceria striata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Glyceria striata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Glyceria striata photos.

USDA Plants: Glyceria striata information.

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