General: Perennial, loosely tufted grass from fibrous roots; stems 15-50 cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths minutely rough-hairy, the margins open 2/5-3/4 their length; blades 1-4 mm wide, flat, thin, weakly prow-tipped; ligules 1.5-4 mm long, the tips blunt to rounded, the backs smooth or slightly rough.
Flowers: Inflorescence a lax panicle, 5-15 cm long, sparse, open, the branches 1 to 3 (5) per node, spreading to reflexed, hairlike, slightly rough to rough on angles; spikelets laterally compressed, 4-8 mm long, 2- to 5-flowered; glumes awl-like to narrowly lanceolate, thin, the lower 1-nerved; rachillas smooth, hairless; lemmas broadly lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, the tips narrowly sharp-pointed, usually bronze or purple-coloured, surface thinly membranous, smooth, the keels (up to 2/3 the length) and marginal nerves sparsely silky-hairy, hairless between the nerves; calluses sparsely cobwebby; palea keels smooth, slightly rough or comb-like; flowers bisexual; anthers 0.2-1.1 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. 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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