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Arrowfeather threeawn is a native, cool season, weak, perennial bunch grass. The height is between 1 1/2 and 2 feet. The leaf blade is flat; narrow; 4 to 12 inches long; tends to lie down and curl into ringlets, especially as plant matures. The seedhead is a narrow panicle that is sometimes lax and nodding, and one-third to one-half the height of the plant. The awns are about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, equal length, and drop off a few weeks after the seeds ripen.

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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