Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Glyceria borealis (Nash) Batch.
northern manna grass
Glyceria: Greek for "sweet" from taste of the grain
|Plant: ||weakly erect perennial, >40" tall, semi-aquatic, emergent grass, sprawling clumps from rooting nodes; stems with nodes|
|Flower: ||rounded, ridged, smooth lemmas with tips and edges thin and brittle; inflorescence thin spike with several spikelets|
|Leaf:||narrow, closed sheath; some leaves floating in plants growing in water; fine hairs on upper surface|
|Habitat: ||wet; shallows less than 40" deep, shores|