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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Stem 410 dm
Leaf: sheath glabrous; blade 12 mm wide
Inflorescence 2030 cm
Spikelet: glumes 68 mm, ± equal; floret 4.55.5 mm; callus blunt; lemma tip hairs 0.81.7 mm, > body hairs, awn 1520 mm, bent twice
Ecology: Disturbed sites
Elevation: < 300 m.
Bioregional distribution: nw San Joaquin Valley (eradicated from San Joaquin Valley in Fresno Co.), n South Coast
Distribution outside California: native to Argentina
Synonyms: Stipa b. Godr
Annual, cespitose, generally 1.54 dm
Leaf: sheath open 1/23/4 length; ligule 1.56 mm, truncate to obtuse, minutely scabrous; blade 1.55 mm wide, soft, generally flat, abruptly prow-tipped
Inflorescence 515 cm, ± linear; branches appressed, with spikelets from near base
Spikelet: callus cobwebby; lemma 2.54 mm, veins (sometimes between) hairy; palea keels hairy
Flower: anthers 0.21 mm
Ecology: Uncommon. Shady places in desert scrub, yellow-pine forests
Elevation: < 1500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Southwestern California, Desert
Distribution outside California: to Texas, nw Mexico
Flowering time: Early spring.
Perennial from long rhizomes, 2.58.5 dm
Leaf: sheath open to near base; ligule 14 mm, finely scabrous, truncate to obtuse; blade 25 mm wide, soft, generally flat
Inflorescence 1020 cm, ovate to triangular, open, sparse; branches ascending in flower, ± drooping in fruit, scabrous, with spikelets only in tip 1/3
Spikelet: callus cobwebby; lemma 45 mm, glabrous
Flower: anthers ± 2 mm
Ecology: Shady openings in mixed-conifer and redwood forests
Elevation: < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast, n Central Coast
Distribution outside California: ?sw Oregon
Horticultural information: TRY.