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Leersia oryzoides (Linnaeus) Swartz. Rice Cutgrass. Phen: Jun-Nov. Hab: Marshes, riverbanks, pond-shores, and a wide diversity of other wetlands. Dist: NS west to BC, south to Panhandle FL and CA; also in Europe and e. Asia (where probably introduced).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA24, G, GW1, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, WV, Tucker (1988); = Homalocenchrus oryzoides (L.) Pollich – S, S13; > Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw. var. oryzoides – Pyrah (1969)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 7

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