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Coefficient of Wetness:
A. A. Reznicek
Sandy shores, oak savanna, barrens, and dunes; locally common in sandy disturbed areas (roadsides, railroads, fields). At some stations, particularly in the northern Lower Peninsula, the species is undoubtedly adventive, although it is presumably indigenous in the southern part of the state.
This is our commonest species of the genus, easily distinguished by the hairy summits of the sheaths and small spikelets. The distinctive, curved, sickle-like sheaths enclosing the panicles are a characteristic feature of sandy roadsides in fall over much of Michigan.