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Tall Oatgrass

Arrhenatherum elatius

Stout perennial grass with stems that are sometimes hairy at the nodes and often swollen and bulb-like at the base.  Leaves are flat, roughened and often hairy.  Inflorescences are erect, narrow, silvery-green at flowering and later purplish and shiny.  It is a grass of early summer (June or July).

Plant Details

Habitat Notescommercial ag lands, disturbed lands, rights of way, livestock feeding areas, meadows, uplands
Mature Height2-5 feet
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