Oryzopsis pungens (Torr.) Hitchc.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsMilium pungens Torr.
Common namemountain rice
DescriptionCulms 15-60 cm tall, forming dense tussocks; sheaths smooth or slightly scabrous, crowded at base; basal leaves filiform, involute, half as long as culm or longer, culm leaves short; branches of panicle ascending or erect; glumes obtuse, lemma as long as glumes, appressed-pubescent; awn 0.5-2 mm long, straight; palea as long as lemma.
EcologySandy or rocky soil. Described from New York (“Schenectady in Massachusetana”).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.