General: Perennial grass from rhizomes; stems 30-60 (100) cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths open; blades in-rolled, usually not over 5 mm wide at the base; ligules blunt, finely hairy, less than 1 mm long.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 4 to 8, appressed spikes, 2-4 cm long; spikelets 1-flowered, in 2 rows on one side of axis; glumes narrowly lanceolate, 1-nerved, unequal, with long, fine hairs on the keels, the lower ones about 5-6 mm long, shorter than the florets, long-pointed to awn-tipped, the upper ones 2-3 mm longer, slightly exceeding the florets, more rounded; lemmas firm, obscurely nerved, keeled, fringed with fine hairs on the keels, awnless, 6.5-8.5 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
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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