• 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 above the glumes; glumes chartaceous, 1-veined, the outer ovate, the inner much longer, lance-ovate; lemma chartaceous, obscurely 1-veined, acute, awnless, the callus bearded; palea about as long as the lemma; rachilla not prolonged; rhizomatous perennials with overlapping basal sheaths and long, narrow, usually involute blades; ligule a dense fringe of short hairs; infl an open or contracted, ovoid to oblong panicle. 4, N. Amer.