Creeping Meadow Grass
Creeping Meadow Grass (Eragrostis reptans) is found on the gravelly banks of rivers, from New England to the Western States. It is a delicate and beautiful grass, with short, nearly awl-shaped leaves, smooth, long spikelets, loose sheaths, slightly hairly on the margin;, panicles from one to two inches long. An annual growing fromn 6 to 15 inches high, it flowers in August. Shown is its panicle and creeping root-stalk , spikelets, palea, stamens, seed, and surface of a rootlet.