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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Britton, Man. 89. 1901.
Description Spikelets oblong-conic; first glume acute, 3- to 5-nerved, small to half as long as the spikelet; second glume broad, inflated-saccate, strongly many-nerved; sterile lemma narrower, flat, usually 5-nerved, the palea well developed and often enclos- ing a staminate flower; fruit much smaller than the spikelet, very short-stipitate, chartaceous-indurate, the margins inrolled, the palea free at the summit. Erect or decumbent spreading annuals or perennials of wet soil, with linear blades and usually dense elongate spike-like panicles.
Key a. Spikelets 2 mm. long, sparsely pilose; plants annual, usually erect, not decumbent-spreading or rooting at the nodes --- - 1. S. MYUROS aa. Spikelets 4 mm. long, glabrous; plants perennial, usually decumbent- spreading, rooting at the nodes - - 2. S. STRIATA
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