Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Perennial, Weed, Coarsely tufted perennial.
Panicle, 0.4 to 3 inches long, with spikelets grouped together in dense, one-sided clusters at the end of panicle branches, usually pyramidal. Spikelets greenish, contain 2 to 5 florets, lemmas pointed to short-awned. The flowers are very inconspicuous, without showy petals or sepals. The distinctive tufted triangular flowerhead is green to reddish and turns gray as the seeds mature., Ovary glabrous.
Fruit are valuable to wildlife. Two to eight inches in panicle., Hilum punctiform.