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This is the only grass of this genus in Illinois; other Danthonia spp. can be found in more western and southern areas of the United States. Unlike Poverty Oat Grass, these other species have lemmas with pairs of short lateral awns (in addition to the central awns), instead of lemmas with pairs of tiny teeth. Because of its dense tufts of curly basal leaves, Poverty Oat Grass is distinctive in appearance and relatively easy to identify, even when it isn't in bloom. However, because of its diminutive size, this grass species can be overlooked. Another common name is Curly Grass.

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