Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Fowl Mannagrass - Glyceria striata var. striata   (Lamarck) A.S. Hitchcock
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Author(Lamarck) A.S. Hitchcock
DistributionThroughout the state, except not Outer Banks and scarce in Sandhills. The gap in the Coastal Plain is probably an artifact of collecting.

Newf. to B.C. south to FL and CA.
AbundanceFrequent throughout, except scarce in the Sandhills proper.
HabitatFresh marshes, fresh tidal marshes, openings in floodplains, floodplain backwaters and oxbows, wet meadows, montane seepage bogs.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late April-June.
IdentificationThe tiny spikelets on widely spreading and often lax branches are a good ID clue. What the seeds lack in size is made up in large numbers and in nutrative value to waterfowl, rails, etc.
Taxonomic CommentsGlyceria is a genus with 2 groups of species. One has linear, elongate spikelets that are often appressed to the inflorescence stalks. The second has short, generally ovoid spikelets that are in a very open and branched inflorescence; note that in this group, G. melicaria and G. obtusa spikelets are rather appressed and the inflorescence is narrow to cylindrical. In all species the lemmas have prominent, raised ribs. In general, Glyceria species grow in wet soils.
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B.A. SorrieTriassic Basin, meadow by McLendon's Creek, Kelly Plantation Road, late May 2015. MoorePhoto_natural
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