Briza minor L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Briza minor L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual 1–5 dm, the culms solitary or clustered; lvs 3–8 mm wide, rough on the margins and often also on the surface; ligule lanceolate, 3–6+ mm; infl 5–15 cm, lax, freely branched; spike lets numerous, triangular-ovate, 3–5 mm, 4–8-fld; glumes 2–3.5 mm, 3–5-veined; lemmas 1.5–2 mm; 2n=10. Native of Europe, occasionally found in waste places in our range from se. N.Y. southward.

  • Common Names

    little quaking grass