Agrostis hyemalis (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Common Name: TICKLEGRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Sandy fields, borrow pits, and sandy edges of forests.

In addition to the lemma length, the inflorescence differs from A. scabra in having the spikelets crowded in spike-like clusters at the ends of the panicle branches on pedicels up to 1.5 (–2) mm long and in having very short anthers ca. 0.3 mm long, and nearly as wide. In A. scabra, the spikelets are not so crowded, with at least some of the pedicels exceeding 2 mm in length and the anthers are ca. 0.4–0.8 mm long and clearly longer than wide.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
St. Joseph County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1995.