Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Avenella from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Appalachian Hairgrass, Crinkled Hairgrass, Common Hairgrass, Wavy Hairgrass
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmdflexuosa_glass
May Pickens County SC
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve
Spikelets have 2 fertile flowers, each with a lemma with a striking bent awn, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
Tim Spira tps_aflexuosa2
Perennial grass that forms a tight clump of narrow, wiry foliage, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow s050717_d
July Transylvania County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Loose open inflorescence with spikelets at tips of long flexible branches, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.