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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lagurus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lagurus ovatus L.
Habit: Annual, tufted, soft-hairy. Stem: ascending to erect, generally 10--50 cm, hairy. Leaf: basal and cauline; sheath inflated, loosely surrounding stem; ligule membranous, truncate, densely hairy; blade 2--10 cm, 3--10 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence: terminal, 1.5--3 cm, ovoid to +- cylindric, dense, hairy; spikelets generally subsessile. Spikelet: 7--10 mm (except awns), laterally compressed; glumes equal, > floret, narrowly lanceolate, soft-hairy to plumose, long-tapered; axis breaking apart above glumes, prolonged beyond floret; floret 1; lemma 3.5--4.5 mm, back glabrous, base puberulent, faintly 5-veined, awns 3, 2 from tip 1--2(6) mm, slender, 1 from lemma back generally 8--22 mm, +- stiff, bent; palea +- = lemma. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: generally < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo (Humboldt Co.), ScV, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Canada, eastern United States, New Mexico; native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Cult for ornamental, dried arrangements.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Previous taxon: Lagurus
Next taxon: Lamarckia
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Lagurus ovatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30144, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.