• 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

    Holcus L.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Spikelets mostly 2-fld, disarticulating below the glumes; glumes thin, keeled, much exceeding and concealing the lemmas, the first 1-veined, the second broader, 3-veined; lemmas rounded on the back, obscurely veined, the lower awnless (in most spp., incl. ours), enclosing a perfect fl, the upper awned, with a staminate fl; awn arising below the lemma-tip; perennials (ours) with flat, soft, relatively wide lvs and dense, contracted, ovoid or subcylindric panicles of small spikelets. 8, Old World.

  • Common Names