General: Perennial, tufted grass from fibrous roots; stems disarticulating at the nodes (10) 30-130 cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths smooth or soft-hairy, the upper ones usually smooth or unevenly soft-hairy, the hairs 1-2 mm long; blades (1) 2-5 (6) mm wide, flat to in-rolled, smooth to soft-hairy; ligules less than 1 mm long, fringed with fine hairs.
Flowers: Inflorescence a raceme of (2) 3 to 6 (10) slightly to broadly spreading spikelets, the branches longer than the spikelets; spikelets (10) 14-26 (30) mm long; lemmas 5-10 mm long, hairy along the margins, rarely smooth, sometimes sparsely hairy over the back, the apical teeth stiff-awned, (2) 4-6 (7) mm long, also awned from the back, these awns abruptly bent, (7) 8-12 mm long, the calluses usually longer than wide, with stiff hairs laterally; anthers to 4 mm long.
Danthonia americana Scribn. Danthonia californica var. americana (Scribn.) Hitchc. Danthonia californica var. californica Bol. Danthonia californica var. palousensis H. St. John Danthonia californica var. piperi H. St. John Danthonia macounii
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