Corynephorus canescens (L.) P. Beauv.
Common Name: SILVER GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Dry, sandy, sunny, disturbed habitats along trails and roadsides.

This densely tufted grass is a relatively recent introduction from Europe, first collected by A. A. Reznicek in Berrien Co. in 1982 (Gereau & Rabeler, 1984). It somewhat resembles Koeleria, but has the filiform-involute leaf blades finely and densely scabrous, and differs in its unique, jointed awn. Koeleria has the blades smooth or sometimes sparsely pilose and the lemma awnless.

Locations

Berrien County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2055.