General: Perennial, tufted grass from fibrous roots, not bulbous-based; stems erect, 60-130 cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths closed to the tops, smooth to more or less stiff-hairy or generally hairy; blades often minutely rough, the nerves prominent and broadly spaced, 5-10 mm wide, flat, lax; ligules usually closed in front until split, coarsely jagged, blunt to rounded, 3-9 mm long, the collars smooth to short soft-hairy.
Flowers: Inflorescence a panicle 12-30 cm long, the branches solitary, at flowering usually spreading to drooping or reflexed, bearing a few spikelets mostly above midlength; spikelets loosely (3-) 4- to 6-flowered, 10-17 mm long; glumes narrow, the lower ones 5-6 mm long, 3-nerved, but the lateral nerves very indistinct, the upper ones up to 7.5-9 mm long, distinctly 3-nerved, often abruptly sharp-pointed; lemmas finely minutely rough or short-hairy, strongly 7-nerved, bifid at the tips for about 1 mm, awned, the awns 3-10 mm long, borne between the teeth; anthers about 3 mm long.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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