Grass family (Poaceae)
Perennial grass with short rhizomes forming large tussocks, reaching of 60-150 cm at the time of flowering. Leaves flat, 4-7 mm wide, bendy, with a bright-green matter upperside and a dark-green shiny underside. Base of leafblade with a ring of small hairs. Ligule short at 2-3 mm, and rounded. Inflorescence a narrow, straight panicle up to 20 cm long. Flowers Jun.-Aug.
Grows on mesic, moderately-fertile soils, and mainly in mixed/pine forest, or else mesic coniferous forest and the poorer variants of oak-lime-hornbeam forest. Often present in felled sites in forest.
Descriptions devised by the team at the Independent Department of Forest Botany, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, i.e. L. Witkowska-Żuk, K. Marciszewska, W. Ciurzycki, A. Obidziński and P. Zaniewski.