Bouteloua pectinata

Common Name: Tall Grama, "Eyebrow Grass"

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habit, showing inflorescences--Bouteloua pectinata is a perennial short grass inflorescences, with anthers exserted (hanging out)--do you see why this species is called eyebrow grass?
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inflorescences--each branch of the inflorescence has a distinctive extension that is exerted beyond the inflorescence axis on which the spikelets are borne old inflorescences in Winter - the inflorescence of this species often has just 4-5 branches