Glyceria maxima is a marshy graminaceous plant of the Poaceae family native of Central America but also widespread here in Italy, where it is also known as 'Gramignone Major'. It is formed by submerged rhizomatous roots from which stems erect or slightly inclined that sometimes rooted in the internodes, and green leaves. The stems, green in color, they can reach a height of 60 cm, to which in the summer peak protruding thin ears formed by small flowers which are followed by small seeds elongated. To grow along the banks of lakes and ponds surrounded from 0 to 10 cm of water as an ornamental plant, it forms dense clumps very large and very decorative dense. It prefers a sunny location and a neutral ground even gravel - loam. In nature it is found on the shores of lakes, rivers or small ponds. It 'a very hardy plant, resistant to summer heat and winter temperatures down to -20 ° C.
NATIVE: Widespread throughout Italy except for Lazio, Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria
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