Danthonia compressa Austin
Common Name: FLAT OATGRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Openings in, edges of, and along trails through northern hardwoods.

First collected by D. Henson in 1984 in Schoolcraft Co., but reported without a supporting specimen from "near Floodwood" (Schoolcraft Co.) by Dodge in 1915 (Dodge, 1921). Now known to be relatively widespread in the Upper Peninsula, and apparently increasing there and elsewhere. The leaves of D. compressa do not curl tightly upon drying the way those of D. spicata do, lending a different appearance to the tufts.

Locations

Alger County
Cheboygan County
Delta County
Gogebic County
Luce County
Marquette County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 27, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2061.