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Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler ssp. inexpansa (A. Gray) C.W. Greene
northern reedgrass

General Information
Symbol: CASTI3
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
CALA47 Calamagrostis lacustris (Kearney) Nash
CASTB3 Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler var. brevior Vasey
CAHYE Calamagrostis hyperborea Lange var. elongata Kearney
CAPIL2 Calamagrostis pickeringii A. Gray var. lacustris (Kearney) Hitchc.
CAINB2 Calamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray var. brevior (Vasey) Stebbins
CAIN Calamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray
CAHYA Calamagrostis hyperborea Lange var. americana (Vasey) Kearney
CAFE Calamagrostis fernaldii Louis-Marie
CAEX11 Calamagrostis expansa Rickett & Gilly, non (Munro ex Hillebr.) Hitchc.
CALAB3 Calamagrostis lapponica (Wahlenb.) Hartm. var. brevipilis Stebbins
CACAA3 Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) P. Beauv. var. arcta Stebbins
CAINB Calamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray var. barbulata Kearney
CALA29 Calamagrostis labradorica Kearney
CARO27 Calamagrostis robertii A.E. Porsild
CACR Calamagrostis crassiglumis Thurb.
CACAA8 Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) P. Beauv. var. acuminata Vasey ex Shear & Rydb.
CASTL3 Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler var. lacustris (Kearney) C.W. Greene
CACH18 Calamagrostis chordorrhiza A.E. Porsild
CAINN Calamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray var. novae-angliae Stebbins
CAHYS Calamagrostis hyperborea Lange var. stenodes Kearney
CACA3 Calamagrostis californica Kearney


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Calamagrostis Adans. – reedgrass
Species Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler – slimstem reedgrass
Subspecies Calamagrostis stricta (Timm) Koeler ssp. inexpansa (A. Gray) C.W. Greene – northern reedgrass

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
reed bentgrass
Special Concern
New England northern reed grass
narrow-leaved reedgrass
northern reedgrass
New Hampshire
neglected reed bent-grass
pond reed bent-grass
New York
northern reedgrass



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