The fourth glume is rather smaller than the third, oblong, obtuse, bisexual and paleate; the palea is shorter than the glume.
The third glume is hyaline, empty, nerveless and without a palea.
The fourth glume is lanceolate, nerveless and without a palea, bisexual.
Caryopsis grooved, blunt and more tightly held in the palea.
Poa alpina, L., has the palea five-ribbed with stiffish hairs below, but no web.
palea canary yellow to light-brown, lanceolate with Fig. 60.
Lodicules are two, similar to the palea in size, linear oblong.
The fine basal awn waved or kneed, about twice as long as the palea.
The awn or beard is merely an elongation of the palea inferior.
The awn is inserted between the two teeth of the palea or just below.