Fertile florets 1, spikelets 3 mm long, palea almost as long as lemma, upper glume 3 veined.
My Earth Day contribution pulling 2 ticks out of my neck and waist!
Awns 7 - 8 cm long. Lower glumes 18 - 19 mm long. Although these florets are only about 0.8 mm wide. Found on serpentine.
This is the California state grass
Doe with bad back leg.
Feed with a group of Mallards.
According to Smith, "Grasses of California" this species now includes L. multiflorum and L. rigidum, and is synonymous with Festuca perennis.
Two found in the garden bed. One was an adult and got away under the brush pile (I always find at least one here every year). I also found a baby that I picked up gently with garden gloves. It didn't even attempt to bite. But it did open its mouth and flick its tongue. The coloring was beautiful and its eyes were burnt orange/red. I don't know if adults maintain that same coloring - I'm never brave enough to pick one up!
Picked it up with garden gloves but it became super aggressive pinching and attempting to sting. I let it down again where it wouldn't be disturbed.
Turning an old garden bed, I found three bright red centipedes scurrying through the old redwood duff and bay leaves.
One found in the garden bed all curled up.