|Calamagrostis stricta specimen at the New York State Museum herbarium.
||Stephen M. Young
Family: Grass Family (Poaceae)
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Calamagrostis stricta has a circumboreal distribution; the same species is found in the northern regions of Europe and Asia as well as North America. "Stricta" refers to the upright, rather than spreading, form of the infloresence.
|State Ranking Justification||
Despite the fairly broad range of habitat Calamagrostis stricta occupies, there are only 13 verified occurrences in the state. Of these 13 extant locations, 4 are large and protected. There appears to be plenty of available habitat, so this grass species may have been overlooked. There are also 6 historical occurrences dating from the 1940s.
The existing populations of this species appear to be stable.
The history of this species in New York is not well known, so long-term trends are unclear.