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Scientific Name: Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: glih-SEER-ee-uh MACKS-ih-muh
Common Name: variegated manna grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Poales (grass-like), Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features: Leaves wide, ribbon-like with 'bar code' pattern variegation which varies from top to bottom of leaf.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog
Water Use: Aquatic, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Erosion control, Perennial border, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google
variegated manna grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing

Inflorescence Type: Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Violet
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots , Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:can be invasive in small ponds
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(PDW) PonD West
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