Leersia virginica Willd.
Common Name: WHITE GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Swamps, floodplains, stream and river banks, wet depressions in forests, usually in more shaded situations than L. oryzoides. Leersia virginica has distinctive short, thick rhizomes with strongly imbricate scales.

Although rare in the western Upper Peninsula, a September 1887 collection by Farwell purported to be from Clifton in Keweenaw Co. is suspect and not mapped. 

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2142.