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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ventenata||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ventenata dubia (Leers) Coss.
Stem: nodes purple-black, puberulent below nodes. Leaf: ligule 1--8 mm; blade 2--7(12) cm, 1--3 mm wide, rolled under with age. Inflorescence: generally 15--20 cm, open; branches spreading to drooping; spikelets near branch tips, stalked. Spikelet: 10--15 mm; glumes lanceolate, acuminate, lower 4.5--6 mm, 3--7-veined, upper 6--8 mm, 3--9-veined; florets 2 or 3, lowest generally staminate, lemma awn straight when present; upper 1 or 2 florets bisexual, lemma awn 1--1.5 cm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Dry, open disturbed sites; Elevation: 500--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH (Lake Co.), CaRH, n SNH (Nevada Co.), MP; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, northeastern United States; native to central and southern Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Mature specimens generally retain 1 floret after upper florets have broken away, which can lead to misinterpretation of the spikelet.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Ventenata dubia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47815, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.