Distribution: Near the coast, Grays Harbor County, Washington south to San Francisco, California.
Habitat: Coastal sand dunes and immediately adjacent woods.
Flowers: Late June - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with long, wiry rhizomes, the culms somewhat tufted, erect, 1.5-3 dm. tall.
Sheaths open; ligules firm, obtuse, sub-entire to jagged, but not lacerate; blades usually involute, 1.5-3 mm. broad, fine-pointed.
Inflorescence a yellowish-green, strongly compressed panicle 3-10 cm. long; spikelets 1-flowered, articulate above the glumes; glumes equal, about 3 mm. long; lemma slightly shorter than the glumes, unawned; beard on the callus 0.2-0.5 mm. long; lodicules 2, 0.3-0.5 mm. long.