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Leersia virginica Willdenow. White Grass, White Cutgrass, Virginia Cutgrass. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Floodplain forests, swamps, streambanks, less typically in mesic to even dry-mesic upland forests. Dist: QC west to MN and SD, south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

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

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 5

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