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Habit: Perennial herb from rhizomes (annual). Stem: generally rhizomatous, base decumbent, erect above, generally rooting at lower nodes. Leaf: sheath closed to near top; ligule thin, membranous, acute; blade flat or folded, only midrib prominent. Inflorescence: panicle-like, 15--50 cm, erect. Spikelet: glumes < lowest floret, margin translucent, 1-veined; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; florets 8--16; lemma strongly 5--11-veined, veins not converging, ending short of tip, tip margin translucent; palea +- = lemma, keel prominent, +- curved; anthers 2(3).
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: temperate worldwide, freshwater wetland and aquatic habitats. Etymology: (Greek: sweet, from taste of grain)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gordon Leppig
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to GlyceriaPrevious taxon: Gaudinia fragilis
Next taxon: Glyceria borealis
Citation for this treatment: Gordon Leppig 2017. Glyceria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=11071, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.