Calamagrostis canadensis
(bluejoint grass)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/ USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
stands up well in winter; frequently found with sedges in natural settings; can spread aggressively; broad pH tolerance; resembles reed canary grass


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

lump-forming; grows from rhizomes and can form a coarse sod

Foliage

numerous slender stems

Flowers

nodding branched inflorescence; purplish turning to tan

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