Calamagrostis canadensis

Calamagrostis canadensis

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Marsh Reedgrass, Canadian Reedgrass,
 Bluejoint Reedgrass

Photo taken on: July 28, 2014
Location: Rio Chama, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to subalpine
Habitat: Wet areas

Grows 3-5ft tall in dense colonies with light green, un-branched stems and flat, drooping, rough leaves. Leaves are light green to bluish green. The joint is swollen and dark-colored. The flower head is branched and may be open and airy or narrow. The flower spikelets are purplish turning tan when mature.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes