Is it a native?
Delicate Hair-grass - (*Aira elegantissima)
Alternative names: *Aira elegans.
Native to Europe.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
- it has a a very open flower spray
- most flower stalks (pedicels) are at least three times the length of the spikelets.
- the spikelets have two lemmas, which are shorter than the glumes
- the ligule is membranous, sharp-pointed and 2-3mm long
- the lower lemma is usually unawned and the upper lemma has a delicate awn rising from the lower back of the lemma.
Aira: Greek word for a species of Rye Grass; elegantissima: very fine or nice.
1, 2: The very open flower spray. Humboldt.