Tufted perennial grass; 0.5-1m tall. Leaf blades broad and flat; pubescent on lower surface; ligules ~1mm long. Inflorescence a dense spike; 3-9cm long; spikelets solitary, ascending; glumes and lemmas awned.
Knoke, Don. 2017. WTU Herbarium Image Collection - Burke Museum. University of Washington. Accessed 8 June 2017. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Agropyron&Species=cristatum
|Used as a forage and cover crop across the west, has distributed widely.||Full to partial sun||Yes|