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Calamagrostis breweri
Calamagrostis breweri HC-1950.jpg
Scientific classification
Genus:
Calamagrostis
Species:
breweri
Synonyms

Calamagrostis lemmonii

Calamagrostis breweri is a species of grass known by the common name shorthair reedgrass.

Distribution

It is native to the mountains of northern California and Oregon, where it grows in forests and meadows in subalpine and alpine climates.

Description

This is a perennial grass without rhizomes which forms tufts and bunches up to about 50 centimeters in maximum height, but generally shorter. The small, sparse leaves are mainly located at the base of the stems. The inflorescence is small, scattered and reddish, with spikelets about half a centimeter long.

Calamagrostis breweri Brewers reed grass clump
Calamagrostis breweri clump in rocks at 11,000 ft (3,400 m)
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