Native. Annual. Propagates by seeds.

Time of bloom: July to August.

Seed-time: August to September.

Range: New Brunswick to the Dakotas, southward to Virginia and

Texas. Habitat: Sterile and sandy fields; waste places.

Similar to the preceding species, but even smaller and more worthless. Culms tufted, six inches to a foot in height, usually decumbent to the first joint and then erect, smooth, often much branched. Sheaths much inflated, rather more than half the length of the internodes; leaves only about one line wide, smooth below, rough at base above, with very attenuate point. Panicles very slender and almost completely enclosed and hidden in the sheaths, even the terminal one partly so. Spikelet about a tenth of an inch long, the glumes, lemma, and palea all nearly equal, smooth, acute, thin in texture, white and shining; sowing itself when ripe by dropping entire to the ground.

Means of control the same as for the preceding plant.