Lemma broadly lanceolate, usually densely hairy, (3.5-) 4-5.3 mm long, awnless or with a short awn up to 1.5 mm long. Panicle-branches hairy.
Type locality: Scandinavia.
Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); high mountains of northern Eurasia southwards to Tibet and the Himalayas; North America.
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