Sand Dropseed - Sporobolus cryptandrus
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Perennial. Stems 20–80 cm. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide; throat with a conspicuous tuft of whitish hairs. Inflorescence a contracted to open panicle 8–20 cm long, partially enclosed in leaf sheath. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm long. Lemmas 1.4–2.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout most of North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Occurring in disturbed settings and rarely in sagebrush steppe, common along roadsides and there conspicuous because of inflorescences each enclosed in an arcuate leaf sheath (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.