Native. Annual. Propagates by seeds.

Time of bloom: July to October.

Seed-time: August to November.

Range: New Jersey to Nebraska, southward to

Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Habitat: Dry grasslands, waste places.

A worthless, wiry grass, similar to the preceding, and, like it, partial to sterile soil. Stems tufted, very slender, erect, branched at base, and forked at every joint. Sheaths long and loose, smooth but with minutely hairy ligules, the blades smooth, two to six inches long, hardly an eighth of an inch wide, involute, and extended to a very long, sharp point. Panicle very narrow, and flexuous, bearing only a few, sometimes but two or three spreading spikelets, with the triple awns divergent but ascending, and usually all about equal in length or the central one somewhat exceeding the other two. (Fig. 17.)

Means of control the same as for Poverty-grass.