Cinna latifolia

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Cinna latifolia (Trevir. ex Gopp.) Griseb.
Common NameDrooping Woodreed
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; 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 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (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
Agrostis suaveolens Agrostis suaveolens Blytt ex Sommerf.
Blyttia suaveolens Blyttia suaveolens (Blytt ex Sommerf.) Fr.
Cinna arundinacea var. pendula Cinna arundinacea var. pendula (Trin.) A. Gray
Cinna expansa Cinna expansa Link
Cinna latifolia var. glomerata Cinna latifolia var. glomerata Scribn. ex Beal
Cinna pendula Cinna pendula
Cinna pendula var. acutiflora Cinna pendula var. acutiflora Vasey ex Macoun
Cinna pendula var. glomerula Cinna pendula var. glomerula Scribn.
Cinna pendula var. glomerulata Cinna pendula var. glomerulata Macoun
Cinna pendula var. mutica Cinna pendula var. mutica Vasey
Cinna suaveolens Cinna suaveolens (Blytt ex Sommerf.) Fries in Schouw
Muhlenbergia pendula Muhlenbergia pendula Trin.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Carter (TN), Knox (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2016 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Carter Tennessee 02 Sep 2016 Frosty Levy
Cinna latifolia
TENN-V-0028265 Carter Tennessee
Cinna latifolia
TENN-V-0028266 Knox Tennessee
Cinna latifolia
TENN-V-0028305 Bell Kentucky
Cinna latifolia
ETSU033679 Carter Tennessee
Cinna latifolia
ETSU033681 Carter Tennessee
Cinna latifolia
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