Spike Bentgrass - Agrostis exarata
Perennial bunchgrass with short rhizomes. Stems 20–100 cm. Leaves: blades mostly 2–8 mm broad, ligules 0.5–2 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 5–20 cm long. Spikelets 2–3 mm long. Lemmas 1.2–2 mm long, awnless or with a short delicate awn; palea minute to absent (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Throughout much of North America (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.