B. media: stems erect, rather stiff, 1-1 1/2 foot high; leaves flat, narrow, few; panicle 2-4 inches long, loose, spreading, the spikelets hanging from the long, slender branches, at firs': orbicular, then ovate, variegated with green and purple. - Meadows and pastures. Fl. June.

B. minor: annual; stems erect, 1/4-1 foot high; panicle spreading, much-branched, slender, the spikelets numerous, bluntly triangular. - Fields and waste places. Fl. June.