Goose Grass (Glyceria maritima), also called Creeping Sea Meadow Grass, or Sea Spear Grass, appears around salt marshes, growing from six to twelve inches high and having a perennial creeping root. The stem is erect, round and smooth. The leaves are mostly folded, compressed and rougher on the inner surface. The spikelets are linear with from six to ten unwebbed florets. The outer palea or lower floret terminates in an acute point.
Flint, Charles L. Grasses and Forage Plants (Boston, MA: William F. Gill & Company, 1874)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman