Puccinellia arctica (Hook.) Fern. & Weath.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsGlyceria arctica Hook.
DescriptionCaespitose; culms stout, erect or geniculate at base, leaves furrowed, 1.5-2.0 mm wide at base, tapering toward apex; ligules 1.5-2 mm long; panicle 6-9 cm long, lanceolate-oblong, with short, slender, slightly scabrous, ascending branches, 3-5 from each node; spikelets 5-9-flowered; glumes and lemmas very thin, translucent, distinctly nerved, sometimes dentate (not erose-ciliate); first glume ovate, obtuse, 1-nerved, the second 3-nerved; lemmas broadly oblong, obtuse, 5-nerved, slightly pilose on nerves below; callus hairs short; anthers 1.8-2 mm long.
EcologySeashores. Described from “Arctic Sea-coast” (Richards.).
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.