(Scribn.) Nutt. ex Piper
This perennial grass has short rhizomes and sometimes forms bunches. The stems grow up to 1.3 meters tall. The inflorescence is a branching panicle of spikelets. Despite its name, the grass has spikelets with two to four flowers each, often two.
In the wild this plant grows in wooded areas, grasslands, streambanks, and roadsides. In some areas it is considered "highly threatened by land-use conversion and habitat fragmentation, and to a lesser extent by forest management practices." In others it is cultivated and sown as a forage grass.
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