Taxon  Report   3927    
Glyceria elata  (Nash ex Rydb.) M. E. Jones
Fowl mannagrass,  Tall mannagrass
Glyceria elata
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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Glyceria elata
© 2008 Steve Matson
Glyceria elata
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Glyceria elata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Glyceria elata
© 2010 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Glyceria
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

More information about  Glyceria elata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).