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Rattlesnake Grass or Canada Manna Grass Glyceria canadensis
Grass Gramineae family


Flower clusters fat and heavy, many scaled, green, then turning tan later in the summer.

Form/Habitat: Drooping branches and joints on stem. 1-3.5' wet meadows and shallow marshes, July-Aug.

NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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