Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Fowl Mannagrass (Glyceria striata)
- Family: Grass (Poaceae)
- Flowering: May-August.
- Field Marks: This grass is distinguished by its many-flowered, awnless spikelets less than 1/4 inch long.
- Habitat: Wet meadows, low woods, bogs, roadside ditches, swamps.
- Habit: Tufted perennial herb with fibrous roots or short rhizomes.
- Stems: Erect, smooth, up to 4 feet tall.
- Leaves: Flat or sometimes folded lengthwise, somewhat rough to the touch, up to 1/3 inch wide.
- Flowers: 3-7 per spikelet, with many spikelets in slender panicles up to 1 foot long; spikelets less than 1/4 inch long.
- Stamens: 3.
- Pistils: Ovary superior.
- Grains: Shiny, reddish, 1/20 inch long.
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