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Key to Deschampsia

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

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1. Annualstems 1 or loosely clumped;  leaves not tufted ..... D. danthonioides

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

2. Inflorescence < 1 cm wide; basal  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  to  ..... subsp. holciformis

3' Inflorescence open, lower branches  to drooping

4. Plants generally glaucousglumes 4.4–7.5 mm;  generally exceeding  ..... subsp. beringensis

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


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