Slender and weak, erect or decumbent and rooting at base, 5-15 dm; sheaths smooth or scaberulous, rarely retrorse-scabrous; ligule short, truncate; blades scaberulous, especially marginally, rarely hairy, 5-20 cm נ3-15 mm; panicle 5-20 cm, its branches solitary, distant, mostly straight, spreading, floriferous from about the middle; spikelets scarcely imbricate, the tip of one seldom extending to the middle of the next, appressed to ascending; lemma 2.9-4.1 mm, a fourth to a third as wide, sparsely ciliate on the keel and margins, smooth to pilose on the sides; stamens 2; 2n=48. Moist or wet woods; Que. to Minn. and S.D., s. to Fla. and Tex. (Homalocenchrus v.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
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From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
An infrequent to frequent grass in low woodland of all kinds in all parts of the state. It is usually found where the mineral soil is exposed, hence it is most frequent on old logging roads.