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Grass Family (Poaceae). Hooded windmillgrass is a native, warm season, perennial bunch grass. The height is between 1 and 2 feet. The leaf blade is 2 to 6 inches long, folded to a sharp point, and bluish green in color. The leaf sheath is mostly basal, shorter than internodes, and compressed or flattened. The seedhead is 7 to 12 purplish spikes 1 to 2 inches long, clustered at end of stem. The spikes turn straw yellow to brownish gray at maturity and the lemma of each spikelet has a short awn.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.