Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Cheat 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)
Cheat, Common Chess, Rye Brome
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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org bug_5436757
Leaf sheath usually glabrous; blade 5-15cm x 3-6mm, pubescent; ligule 1-2mm, per Flora of China.
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org bug_5436759
Some used to believe that wheat could change into chess or "cheat", per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.