Calamagrostis canadensis var. canadensis

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species: Calamagrostis canadensis
Infraspecies:Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) Palisot de Beauvois var. canadensis
Common NameBluejoint
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Calamagrostis anomala Calamagrostis anomala Suksdorf
Calamagrostis atropurpurea Calamagrostis atropurpurea Nash
Calamagrostis canadensis var. dubia Calamagrostis canadensis var. dubia (Scribn. & Tweedy) Vasey
Calamagrostis canadensis var. imberbis Calamagrostis canadensis var. imberbis (Stebbins) C.L.Hitchc.
Calamagrostis canadensis var. pallida Calamagrostis canadensis var. pallida (Vasey & Scribn.) Stebbins
Calamagrostis canadensis var. robusta Calamagrostis canadensis var. robusta Vasey
Calamagrostis canadensis var. typica Calamagrostis canadensis var. typica Stebbins
Calamagrostis dubia Calamagrostis dubia (Scribn. & Tweedy) Scribn. ex Vasey
Calamagrostis expansa var. robusta Calamagrostis expansa var. robusta (Vasey) Stebbins
Calamagrostis hyperborea Calamagrostis hyperborea Lange
Calamagrostis inexpansa var. cuprea Calamagrostis inexpansa var. cuprea Kearney
Calamagrostis inexpansa var. robusta Calamagrostis inexpansa var. robusta (Vasey) Stebbins
Calamagrostis langsdorfii var. scribneri Calamagrostis langsdorfii var. scribneri (Beal) Jones
Calamagrostis scribneri Calamagrostis scribneri Beal
Calamagrostis scribneri var. scribneri Calamagrostis scribneri var. scribneri Beal

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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