Taxon: Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Calamagrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 8345
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 15, 152, 157. 1812
Link to protologue:
Comment: combination made in index
Name Verified on: 07-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2018
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 26 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada
    • Subarctic America: Canada Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan


  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Englert, J. 1999. New and upcoming native grass releases from the Eastern US Plant Materials Centers (Proc E Nat Grass Sym) 2:131.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  • Jones, R. L. Plant life of Kentucky: an illustrated guide to the vascular flora. (F Kentucky)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. (F New Mex)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. (Atlas GPlains)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd Distribution of Illinois vascular plants. 1978 (Atlas Ill)
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)


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