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Glyceria grandis

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Species Name: Glyceria grandis
Common Name: American Manna Grass

Rare in California. Excellent ornamental bunchgrass for wet areas. Combine with Deergrass and Giant Wildrye for foundation plantings near pond, stream, or wet meadow.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 6' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Dense, upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Cream
Endangered?: List 2/RED 3-1-1
Distribution: North Coast, North Coast Range
Natural Habitat: Wet places, meadows, lakes, and stream margins below 2000'

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