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Blue-joint Grass

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Calamagrotis canadensis

Flower Description:

Purplish color when in flower.

Season BloomJune - August
HabitatThis perennial, clump-forming grass grows to a height of 3-6 ft. Many slender stems arise from small rhizomes; each topped by a large, slightly nodding, branched inflorescence. The inflorescence is purplish when in flower, becoming tan later in the season. Blue-joint grass stands up well in winter. Likes marshes; wet prairies & open woods. This species is the most frequent grass associated of sedges and is a valuable wetlands restoration species.
Leaf DescriptionPurplish, becoming tan later in the season.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade, Sun