Agropyron spicatum (Pursh) Scribn. & Sm.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsAgropyron divergens (Nees.) Vasey, Agropyron vaseyi Scribn. & Sm., Festuca spicata Pursh
DescriptionGreen or glaucous, forming compact tufts; leaves 1-2(—4) mm wide, flat or loosely inrolled, usually minutely and densely hairy above; spike slender; spikelets 12-15 mm long, rather scattered, 6-8-flowered; glumes 5-8 mm long, glabrous, usually 4-ribbed, obtuse to acute; lemmas about 10 mm long, glabrous, with strongly divergent awn, up to 2 cm long; joints of rachilla scaberulous; anthers 4-5 mm long.
EcologyDry soil, riverbanks, dry slopes. Described from the Columbia River.
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.