Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Kurt Stüber
Family Poaceae
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.
rice cut grass
Leersia: for Johann Daniel Leers, 18th century German botanist
oryzoides: like Greek and Latin oryza for rice
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Status: Native
Plant: sprawling perennial, 2-5' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent grass; thin rootstalk
Flower: lemma has stiff hairs, spikelets on branch ends and in upper leaf sheath
Fruit:thin spreading flat spiklets in 3-8 clusters
Leaf:narrow, rough cutting edges with stiff spines
Habitat: wet; marshes, wet meadows, shores, swales

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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Homalocenchrus oryzoides (L.) Pollich
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw. f. glabra A.A.Eaton
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw. f. inclusa (Wiesb.) Dörfl.
Phalaris oryzoides L.

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