Chloris virgata Sw.

  • 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

    Chloris virgata Sw.

  • Description

    Species Description - Spreading to erect annual 2–5 dm; uppermost sheaths inflated; blades 3–6 mm wide, tapering to a sharp point; spikes crowded, erect or ascending, 3–8 cm; glumes acuminate, fertile lemma long-white-ciliate on the margins distally and on the keel toward the base, its awn 4–9 mm; sterile lemma narrowly wedge-obovate, its awn 3–7 mm. Native to trop Amer., widespread as a weed in sw. U.S., and occasionally adventive in our range as far n. as Me.

  • Common Names

    feather finger-grass