Plants stoloniferous. Culms 30-100 cm; nodes glabrous or pubescent.
Sheaths compressed, glabrous or sparsely to densely pilose, hairs appressed;
ligules 0.3-1 mm; blades 3-25 cm long, 2-15 mm wide, margins often
with papillose-based hairs near the base, scabrous distally. Panicles terminal
and axillary, with 2(-4) divergent branches; branches 4-15 cm. Spikelets
3.5-5.5 mm long, about 1.5 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, ovoid-ellipsoid, acuminate.
Upper glumes glabrous, 5-7-veined; lower lemmas 5-7-veined, glabrous
or sparsely pilose over the veins; upper lemmas and paleas 2.5-3.2
mm, light yellow, obtuse. Caryopses 1.8-2.2 mm, obovate, yellow. 2n
Axonopus furcatus is endemic to the southeastern United States. It grows
in moist pine barrens, marshes, river banks, wet ditches, pond margins, and other
such damp areas.
Stoloniferous; culms erect or decumbent at base, compressed, 4-8 dm; lvs to 10 mm wide; racemes 2, divaricate, 5-10 cm, rarely with a third just below, often with another from the uppermost sheath; spikelets 4-5 mm, glabrous, the midvein of the sterile lemma obscure, the other veins approximate in 2 submarginal pairs; fertile lemma 2.5-3 mm; 2n=40. Damp or wet soil of the coastal plain; se. Va. to Fla., Tex., and Ark.; reported from Md. (Anastrophus f.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.