General: Perennial grass from fibrous roots; stems slender, flaccid, sometimes somewhat decumbent, creeping at base, 30-100 cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths open; blades flat, 2-8 mm wide; ligules finely toothed, pointed, 1-1.5 mm long.
Flowers: Inflorescence an open panicle, 5-20 cm long, the branches relatively few, eventually diffuse, 5-15 cm long; spikelets 4- to 6-flowered, narrowly egg-shaped, 4-7 mm long; glumes broadly rounded at the wax-papery tips; lemmas egg-shaped, sharply 7-nerved, finely hairy or minutely rough, eroded at the rounded tips, 2.5-3.5 mm long; paleas 4 to 5 times as long as wide; anthers about 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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