Danthonia spicata (L.) Beauv.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsAvena spicata L.
DescriptionSimilar to D. intermedia, but with shorter lemmas, more or less pilose on back.
EcologyDry places. Described from Pennsylvania.
Var. pinetorum Piper (D. thermalis Scribn.), to which western American plant is often referred, differs in having glumes with weak lateral nerves, broadest at middle and covering or nearly covering florets, and with basal leaves less curved and twisted. Seems to be a very weakly differentiated taxon.
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.