|Scientific Name||Calamagrostis canadensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CACA4|
|Common Name||Bluejoint, Blue-joint Reedgrass||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||40544|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Plains to alpine (5000 to 12500 ft.); moist soils in meadows and along streams.
Plant: Perennial grass from creeping rhizomes; smooth culms 20 to 60 inches tall, clustered and often branched above.
Foliage: Flat blades scabrous (rough) on both sides, less than 1/3-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Somewhat nodding open or fairly dense, branched panicles 3 to 10 inches long; spikelets with one floret 2-6 mm long; glumes subequal or the second slightly longer; lemmas quite smooth nearly as long as the glumes; erect awn inserted near the middle of the lemma.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County