Calamagrostis purpurascens

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Purple reedgrass (Calamagrostis purpurascens): Perennial tufted grass with a spike-like panicle

A single collection from Takhin Ridge outside of Haines is the only record from the region.

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Other References

  • Hall 2010: "Open slopes and ridgetops in most of Alaska."
  • Skinner, et al 2012: "Native grass usually found in dry rocky sites with shallow soils. In tundra, it appears to be isolated to dry hummock. Not found in the wetter regions of the Yukon Delta or Southcentral and Southeastern Alaska."
  • Muller: ex NE; rocky open areas

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