- World Boreal Forests -

Graminoids

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Trees

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Shrubs

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Herbs & Wildflowers

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Graminoids

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Ferns

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Aquatic Plants

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Moss & Lichens

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Mushrooms

This subsection contains a list of graminoids found within the boreal ecoregions of Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia & Iceland.

Acoraceae - Sweetflag Family

Acorus americanus - Sweetflag

Present in every North American Boreal Forest.
How to Identify & Propagate

Poaceae - Grasses Family

Calamagrostis

Calamagrostis canadensis - Bluejoint Grass

Present in every Boreal Forest (Holarctic Distribution).
How to Identify & Propagate

Cinna

Cinna latifolia - Drooping Wood Reed

Eastern Canadian, Central Canadian Shield, Midwestern Canadian Shield Forests. Eastern Forest-Boreal Transition, Great Lakes & Acadian Forests.

Hierochloe

Hierochloe odorata - Sweet Grass

Present in every Boreal Forest (Hollartic Distribution).

Phleum

Phleum pratense - Timothy

Present in every Boreal Forest (Hollartic Distribution).

Phragmites

Phragmites australis - Common Reed

From the Eastern Canadian Forests, through the Canadian Shield up to Northwest Territories Taiga, the Northern Cordillera, & Yukon Interior Dry Forests. Scandinavian & Russian Taiga.

Oryzopsis

Oryzopsis asperifolia - Rough-Leaved Rice Grass

From Newfoundland Highland Forests through the Canadian Shield Taiga, up until Muskwa-Slave Lake, Northern Cordillera, & Northwest Territories Taiga.

Schizachne

Schizachne purpurascens - False Melic Grass

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Sorghastrum

Sorghastrum nutans - Indiangrass

Eastern Canadian, Boreal Transition, Great Lakes, & Acadian Forests. Northern, Central, Midwestern Canadian Shield, & Southern Hudson Bay Taiga.

Zizania

Zizania aquatica - Northern Wild Rice

Newfoundland Highland, Eastern Canadian, Boreal Transition, Great Lakes, & Acadian Forests. Northern, Central, Midwestern Canadian Shield, & Southern Hudson Bay Taiga.

Cyperaceae - Sedges Family

Carex

Carex canescens - Short Sedge

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Carex intumescens - Bladder Sedge

Newfoundland Highland, Eastern Canadian, Boreal Transition, Great Lakes, & Acadian Forests. Southern, Hudson Bay, Eastern, Central, Midwestern Canadian Shield Taiga.

Carex trisperma - Three-Seeded Sedge

From Newfoundland Highland Forests through the Canadian Shield Taiga, up until Muskwa-Slave Lake, Northern Cordillera, & Northwest Territories Taiga.

Carex disperma - Two-Seeded Sedge

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Carex leptalea - Bristle-Stalked Sedge

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Carex vaginata - Sheathed Sedge

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Eriophorum

Eriophorum angustifolium - Common Cottongrass

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Scirpus

Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass

Newfoundland Highland, Eastern Canadian, Boreal Transition, Great Lakes, & Acadian Forests. Southern, Hudson Bay, Eastern, Central, Midwestern Canadian Shield Taiga.

Schoenoplectus

Schoenoplectus acutus - Common Tule

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Juncaceae - Rushes Family

Luzala

Luzula parviflora - Small-Flowered Wood Rush

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)

Typhaceae - Bulrush Family

Typha latifolia - Broadleaf Cattail

Present in every Boreal Forest. (Holarctic distribution.)