General: Perennial, strongly tufted grass from fibrous roots; stems solid, more or less strongly grooved, mostly 30-70 (100) cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths open, smooth except along the margins and especially at the throats where strongly fringed with fine woolly hairs; blades usually in-rolled, 2-4 (5) mm wide, mostly smooth but very strongly soft-hairy along the margins bordering the ligules, the collars with numerous, long, usually divergent hairs (1) 2-3 mm long; ligules 0.5-0.7 mm long.
Flowers: Inflorescence a moderately open, spikelike panicle, (9) 10-20 (30) cm long, generally partially included in the sheaths, the branches simple to again branched, usually stiffly ascending, bearing spikelets to near the base; spikelets 1-flowered; glumes sharp-pointed, unequal, the lower ones about 1 mm long, the upper ones about twice as long; lemmas sharp-pointed, 2-3 mm long, paleas nearly equal to the lemmas; lodicules fan-shaped, about 0.2 mm long; anthers 0.5-1 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. 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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