Perennial, tufted grass from fibrous roots, the tufts scattered; stems 12-75 cm tall.
Sheaths smooth; blades 10-30 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, flat; ligules 2-4.5 mm long.
Inflorescence egg-shaped, usually very loose and open, 8-35 cm long, at least twice as long as wide, the branches spreading, the lower branches 2-10 cm long, ascending, branching above the middle; spikelets sparse; glumes 2.2-3.6 mm long; lemmas 1.5-2.5 mm long, awnless, the callus hairs sparse, to 0.2 mm long; paleas absent or if present, as thin membranes less than 1/4 as long at the lemmas, to 0.2 mm long; anthers 0.5-1.2 mm long.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|CDF(1), CWH(25), ESSF(1), IDF(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013