Holcus L.

Spikelets erect; bisexual floret awnless (Fig. 50m) Holcus
Rhizomes absent. Panicle compact, 8–15 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, pubescent, with a pink or violet tinge. Spikelets 4–5 cm long; the awn on the upper lemma becoming hooked when dry. Villous tufted perennial up to 1 m high. Leaf blades flat, soft, 7–8 mm wide; ligule membranous. Widespread. Better soils, usually near habitation. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring–summer. Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus
Rhizomes present. Awn on the upper lemma remaining straight when dry and clearly projecting beyond the tips of the glumes. Otherwise similar to H. lanatus. Blue Mts Creeping Fog Holcus mollis