This species and the next have been confounded and mostly reported as G. pendula, but they appear quite distinct. Newfoundland. (Reeks.) Near Bedford, Halifax Co., N.S. (Sommers, Cat.) Woods along Brigham's Creek, near Hull, Q. (Fletcher, Fl. Ott) Rather rare at Belleville, Ont. (Macoun.) Swampy soil, London, Ont. (Burgess. Millman.) Vicinity of Hamilton, Ont. (Logie.) Saskatchewan. (Hooker, Fl.)
(2777.) C. pendula, Trin.; Vasey, Cat. Grasses, U. S. 49, (1885.)
C. laiifolia, Griesb.; Rothrock's Alaskan Plants, 459.
C. arundinaçea, Linn., var. pendula, Gray, Man. Ed. V., 613.
Muehlenbergia pendula, Bong.; Hook., Fl. II., 237.
Much commoner than the preceding, and more northern in its distribution. A beautiful and conspicuous grass. Damp woods at Why-cocogmah, Cape Breton. (Macoun.) In deep shady places, Molus and Bass rivers, N. B. (Fowler, Cat.) Dideguash River, N.B. (Hay.) Salt Lake, Jupiter River, and Becscie River, Anticosti. (Macoun.) Ste. Catherine, Jacques Cartier River, Q. (St. Cyr.) Sandy banks of the Rivière Rouge, Argenteuil Co., Q. (D'Urban.) Vicinity of Ottawa. (Fletcher, Fl. Ott.) Banks of Nation River, near railway crossing, and and northward; rare, Prescott, Ont. (Billings.) Abundant in low, damp woods, along streams and small brooks, throughout central Ontario; also at Port Hope and Owen Sound, and westward all around Lake Superior to the Nipigon River. (Macoun.) North shore of Lake Superior. (Agassiz.) Wet woods, London, Ont. (Burgess. Millman.) Parry Sound, Georgian Bay. (Burgess.) Sault Ste. Marie. (Fletcher.) Oba Lake, Ont. (R. Bell.) Lake Mistassini, N.E.T. (J. Richardson.) Loon Strait, Lake Winnipeg. (J. M. Macoun.) Abundant in wet woods, northern Manitoba; Cypress Hills, and northward to Edmonton and Peace River; Columbia Valley, and westward through the valleys of the Selkirk Mountains, B.C. (Macoun.) Sitka. (Hooker, Fl.)
Var. mutica, Vasey.
Pelly Banks, lat. 62°, N.W.T., 1887. (Dawson.)
Var. acutiflora, Vasey. (MS.) N. Var.
Abundant along the borders of brooks, and in river valleys, throughout the southern part of Vancouver Island, extending to Nanaimo, Qualicum, and Comox; also Alberni, on the west coast. (Macoun.)