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Glumes tapering into an awn or awn arising from a notch; awn 4–7 mm long Polypogon
Awns on the glumes up to 3 mm long. Lemmas sometimes awnless. Panicles loose, 2–10 cm long, with the branches not hidden by the spikelets. Leaf blades flat, 5–20 cm long, up to 10 mm wide; ligule 3–5 mm long. Tufted perennial up to 50 cm high. Coast. Damp disturbed areas. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring. Perennial Beardgrass Polypogon littoralis