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Calamagrostis epigejos

Template:Italic title Template:Taxobox Calamagrostis epigejos, common names wood small-reed or bushgrass, is a species of grass in the Poaceae family which is native to Eurasia and Africa. It is found from average moisture locales to salt marsh and wet habitats.<ref name=bluestem>bluestem.ca. accessed 9.30.2012</ref>


The foliage is a medium green and is perennial with lengthy rhizomes. The culms are erect and are Template:Convert long while the leaf-blades are Template:Convert long and Template:Convert (in some cases even Template:Convert) wide. Its ligule is Template:Convert long and is acute and lacerate. The species also have an erect panicle which is Template:Convert long and is also oblong and almost lanceolate. The spikelets are Template:Convert long while the rhachilla is prolonged. The glumes are scaberulous and lanceolate while the lemma is only a half of its length. Its awns are Template:Convert and are located closer to the lemmas middle.<ref name=efloras/>

The large inflorescence is a rich brown colour. The flowers form dense and narrow spikes Template:Convert long.<ref name=bluestem/>


Calamagrostis epigejos has a broad distribution in temperate Eurasia, from France and Great Britain to Japan.<ref name=efloras/> A distinct variety is found in southern and eastern Africa.<ref name="efloras"/>


Calamagrostis epigejos is cultivated as an ornamental grass for gardens.<ref name=bluestem/>



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