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Key to Deschampsia

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1. Annual; stems 1 or loosely clumped; basal leaves not tufted ..... D. danthonioides

1' Perennial herb; stems loosely to densely clumped; basal leaves tufted

2. Inflorescence < 1 cm wide; basal leaf blades ± 1 mm wide ..... D. elongata

2' Inflorescence > 1 cm wide; basal leaf blades 1–4 mm wide ..... D. cespitosa

3. Inflorescence compact, lower branches ascending to erect ..... subsp. holciformis

3' Inflorescence open, lower branches spreading to drooping

4. Plants generally glaucous; glumes 4.4–7.5 mm; awns generally exceeding lemmas ..... subsp. beringensis

4' Plants not glaucous; glumes 2–6 mm; awns generally exceeded by or exceeding lemmas ..... subsp. cespitosa


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