Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Virginia Wild-rye, Common Eastern Wild-rye, Terrell Grass
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June Greenville County SC
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Culms usually 7-10dm tall, with 6-8 nodes; blades 3-15mm wide, flat, per Weakley's Flora.
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July Greenville County SC
The "bow-legged" glumes are a good mark of recognition, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.
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September Cabarrus County NC
Can be confused with Secale cereale which often nods but has longer bristles, per Grasses, an Identification Guide by Lauren Brown.