[Aira controversa Steud., moreEatonia 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. macranthera B.Boivin, 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.