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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Aira

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(For a list of species in Aira, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Inflorescence compact, spike-like, 0.3–0.7 cm wide; glumes 3–3.5 mm ..... A. praecox

1' Inflorescence open, 1.5–10 cm wide; glumes 1.5–3 mm

2. Inflorescence branches equal;  stalk generally 1–2 × spikelet; spikelet 2.4–3.5 mm ..... A. caryophyllea

2' Inflorescence branches unequal; spikelet stalk 2–8 × spikelet; spikelet 1.5–2.5 mm ..... A. elegans


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