• Authority

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

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Spikelets 1-fld, articulated below the glumes; glumes nearly equal, herbaceous or scarious-margined, linear to narrowly lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 1–3-veined; lemma herbaceous, about equaling the second glume, 3-veined, bearing a short straight awn just below the tip, distinctly stipitate above the glumes; palea 1-keeled; rachilla prolonged as a minute bristle behind the palea; anthers 2 or (our spp.) 1; tall perennials with wide, flat lvs, elongate, membranous ligule, and ample panicles of small spikelets. 5, N. and S. Amer., temp. Eurasia.

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