Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Disturbed soil and wasteland.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual, the culms erect to decumbent, up to 1 m. tall.
Sheaths open; ligules nearly 2 mm. long; blades flat, mostly glabrous, 4-8 mm. broad.
Inflorescence a cylindric, congested panicle up to 10 cm. long; spikelets articulate below the glumes, 2-flowered, each subtended by 2-3 bristles; the upper, fertile lemma and palea enclosed by the second glume and lower, sterile lemma.