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Poverty Oatgrass - Danthonia spicata

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Stems 30–60 cm. Leaves 1–3 mm wide; sheaths essentially hairless to hairy and collar usually hairy; ligule 0.5–1 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle or raceme 3–5 cm long, with 5 to 10 spikelets. Spikelets 10–15 mm long with 4 to 7 florets. Lemmas tightly enfolded by glumes, 3–5 mm long, sparsely but uniformly hairy on back except at the tip, with awns 5–8 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Widespread through temperate and boreal North America.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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References
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