Annual 2-6 dm; lvs 3-8 mm wide; ligule 2-5 mm; infl to 10 cm, secund, nodding above, with few (to 12) spikelets, these ovate, 12-20 mm, 7-20-fld; glumes 5-7 mm, 5-9-veined; lemmas 6-8 mm; 2n=14. Native of the Mediterranean region, cult. and rarely escaped in our range.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.