Bristly Dogtail Grass - Cynosurus echinatus
Bristly Dogstail Grass, Rough Dog's-tail, Hedgehog Dogtail
Annual bunchgrass. Stems 30–90 cm. Leaves: blades 3–10 mm wide. Inflorescence a contracted secund panicle 2–4 cm long, usually >1 cm wide. Spikelets 7–12 mm long, the fertile ones with 1 to 4 florets. Lemmas with an awn 5–15 mm long. Forest edges, along roads, in grain fields, and similarly disturbed open sites (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Collected in Mineral County; introduced mainly in the very western states and provinces of North America and throughout much of the eastern U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.