Publication: Symb. Bot. Upsal. 17: 15. 1960.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA24: "Podagrostis humilis is a western North American species that grows in undisturbed alpine and subalpine meadows and screes at over 3500 m, down to meadows, fens, and open woodlands at less than 200 m. It usually differs from P. thurberiana in overall size and in having narrower, more basally concentrated leaves. In the field, dwarf forms of P. humilis mimic Agrostis variabilis; they differ from that species in having paleas."