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Flattened Oat Grass


The larger plants differ little from a small growth of Flattened Oat-grass (Danthonia compressa) which blooms a few weeks later and has a more limited range.

Both of these grasses have narrow leaves and are easily recognized, as the short, few-flowered panicles bear but few branches and are unlike those of other grasses of early summer.

In Flattened Oat-grass, which is especially abundant in mountain meadows and ascends the highest peaks of the Appalachians, the stems are flattened and the flowering scales terminate in longer and more slender points than do those of Wild Oat-grass.