General: Perennial tufted grass from fibrous roots and rhizomes; stems often decumbent, 15-60 cm tall/long with stems and nodes distinctly compressed, some lowermost nodes exserted from sheaths of stem leaves.
Leaves: Sheaths distinctly compressed, margins open 4/5-9/10 their length; blades 1.5-4 mm wide, flat; ligules 1-3 mm long, the tips rounded, margins rough, the backs rough.
Flowers: Inflorescence an erect panicle, 2-10 cm long, lanceolate to egg-shaped, sparse to congested, often interrupted, the branches mostly 1 to 3 per node, eventually spreading, less than 3 cm long, distinctly rough on the angles; spikelets laterally compressed, 3.5-7 mm long, 3- to 7-flowered; glumes 2-3 mm long, the lower ones 3-nerved; rachilla internodes mostly less than 1 mm long, smooth to minutely bumpy; lemmas lanceolate, 2.3-3.5 mm long, the tips sharp-pointed, keel and marginal nerves short silky-hairy, hairless between the nerves; calluses hairless or more often cobwebby; palea keels rough; flowers bisexual; anthers 1.3-1.8 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2017. E-Flora BC:
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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