Meadow Soft Grass
The Meadow Soft Grass (Holcus lanatus), also referred to as Velvet Grass, has its spikelets crowded in an open panicle, and an awn with the lower part perfectly smooth. It grows from one to two feet high with an erect smooth stem. The root is perennial and fibrous, with four to five leaves with soft, downy sheaths. The upper sheath much longer than its leaf with an inflated obtuse ligule. There are usually four joints with generally covered with soft downy hairs, the points of which are turned downwards. The leaves are pale-green, flat, broad, acute, soft on both sides, and covered with delicate slender hairs. It has hairy, oblate glumes tipped with a minute brislte. Inflorescence compound panicled of a greenish, reddish, or pinkish tinge. It flowers in June.