Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913 pnd_feel_001_lvd
The correct generic placement of this and S. arundinaceus has been disputed, per Weakley's Flora.
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950 pnd_feel_002_lvd
In Manual of the Grasses (Hitchcock & Chase) this is called Festuca elatior.
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_s_pratensis1
May Moore County NC
Panicle erect, or summit nodding, branches spikelet-bearing nearly to base, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.