H. lanatus: roots fibrous; stems 1-2 feet high, clothed, like the leaves, with short down; panicle 2-3 inches long, whitish, or sometimes reddish; outer glumes obtuse, concealing the awn of the pales. - Meadows, pastures, and waste places. Fl. June, July.
H. mollis: similar to the last, but creeping; outer glumes tapering to a fine point; awn of the pales usually projecting beyond the glume. - Pastures and hedges. Fl. July.