Erect stems, with ribbon-like leaves. The flower head is an airy, pyramidal panicle with nodding branches.
Spreads by slow growing rhizomes or underground stems. Occasionally colony forming.
Similar to Glyceria borealis.
Starts from containers.
Ditches, bogs, swampy areas and along streams.
Seed eaten by waterfowl and birds.
Good forage for livestock.