|Origin:||Native to North America|
|Use:||Perennial, cool season, native grass that provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.|
|Growth Form||Upright bunchgrass that grows 12 to 36 inches tall with the plant arising from slender, creeping rootstock.|
|Soil texture Sandy:
|General||Provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.|
Habit: Dioecious perennial, with long creeping rhizomes. Culms: Somewhat tufted, 30-70 cm. tall, glabrous, sterile shoots with numerous long leaves. Blades: Few on the culms, 7-15 cm. long, 3-6 mm. wide; numerous on the sterile shoots, up to 25 cm. long, 2-4 mm. wide, flat or involute, ending in a boat-shaped tip. Sheaths: Long, more or less flattened, loose. Ligule: Membranous, about 1 mm. long. Inflorescence: Panicle rather light greenish, mostly long exserted, dense and narrow, 5-16 cm. long, 1-4 cm. wide, occasionally interrupted below, with ascending crowded branches, spikelet-bearing to the base. Spikelets: Variable, 5-7 mm. long, usually 3-7-flowered, flat, short pedicelled, rachis articulate between the florets; the pistillate conspicuously cobwebby, the staminate glabrous or with a scant web. Glumes: 2, greenish, acute, hispidulous on the keel, the first about 2.5-3.5 mm. long, 1-nerved, narrow, the second about 3.5-4.5 mm. long, 3-nerved, broader. Lemmas: Pistillate lemmas 4.5-6 mm. long, 5-nerved, acuminate, copiously long webby at the base, the strongly compressed keel and lateral nerves ciliate-fringed on the lower half. Staminate lemmas glabrous or with a scant web at base. Palea: Shorter than the lemma, 2-keeled and 2-nerved. Fruit: Grain or caryopsis. Habitat: Grassy valleys.