Little Ricegrass - Oryzopsis exigua
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems 15–35 cm. Leaves: blades 0.5–1.5 mm wide, scabrous, ligules 1–3 mm long. Inflorescence a raceme or narrow panicle 3–7 cm long. Spikelets 3.5–4.5 mm long. Lemmas mostly hairless, with a deciduous bent awn 4–6 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout much of western North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
- Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 99 pp.
- Kartesz, J.T. 1988. A flora of Nevada. Ph.D. dissertation. Univ. Nevada, Reno. 3 volumes.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.