Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene

  • 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

    Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene

  • Description

    Species Description - Colonial from hard, white rhizomes with stiff scales; stems 1.5–4 dm, with numerous rigid, involute lf-blades 5–10 cm, the lvs often pilose at the collar; infl congested, short, to 8 cm; lemmas ovate or lance-ovate, about equaling the palea, this with 2 winged keels, the wings ciliolate and/or irregularly serrate; 2n=40. Two vars.