• 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

    Koeleria Pers.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Spikelets normally 2-fld, disarticulating above the glumes and between the lemmas; rachilla prolonged behind the second palea and occasionally bearing a third, rudimentary or fertile, or a fourth rudimentary fl; glumes unequal, obscurely keeled, scarious-margined, the first 1-veined, the second 3–5-veined; lemmas about as long as the glumes, rounded on the back, acute, scarious at margin and tip, obscurely 5-veined; palea hyaline, nearly as long as the lemma; seeds with minute embryo and liquid endosperm; lvs narrow and shining; panicles contracted, silvery-green. 20, N. Temp. and Arctic.