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
According to Smith, "Grasses of California" this species now includes L. multiflorum and L. rigidum, and is synonymous with Festuca perennis.
After a brief rest in the trees, two of these beauties spent some time circling high overhead.
This group took over an old bird nesting box for their nest. They mostly come and go, doing their duties, but a tap on the side brings a few out immediately to investigate the intrusion.