[Aira controversa Steud., more, Eatonia intermedia , Eatonia pennsylvanica var. longiflora , Eatonia pensylvanica var. major (Torr.) A. Gray, Koeleria pensylvanica var. major (Torr.) Torr., Koeleria truncata var. major , Sphenopholis intermedia var. pilosa Dore, Sphenopholis obtusata var. major (Torr.) K.S. Erdman, Sphenopholis pallens subsp. major (Torr.) Scribn., Sphenopholis pallens var. major (Torr.) Scribn. ex B.L. Rob.]
Infrequent to frequent throughout the state. It prefers a dry soil and is found in many habitats. Usually frequent in beech and sugar maple woods, white oak woods, and white oak and black oak woods; less frequent in moist or wet woodland, bogs, and fallow fields and along railroads. I have a specimen with pubescent sheaths and leaves, which was found growing in sphagnum in a decadent tamarack bog just east of Pokagon State Park, Steuben County. This is the only pubescent specimen I have out of 79 Indiana specimens.