Taxon:

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Plant
  habit
   grass-like
   aquatic & OBL wetland species
  special groups
   dicots
   monocots
  longevity
   annual or biennial
   perennial
Leaves
  blade division
   all simple
   deeply lobed or divided
   some or all fully compound
  leaf attachment
   leaf stalk (petiole) clearly present
   sheathing
Flower
  principal flower color
   white or cream
   yellow
   inconspicuous
  flower type
   radial symmetry 5 petals
   petals indistinguishable
Fruit or Cone
  mature fruit dehiscence
   opening along 1-2 seams
   does not split open to release seed
Graminoid Traits
  leaf arrangment - number of ranks
   2-ranked
   3-ranked
  stem consistency
   solid
   hollow except at nodes
  culm cross-section
   round
   angled
  leaf sheath
   open (split on side)
   closed (not split)
  ligules
   absent
   eciliate membrane
   ciliate membrane
   fringe of hairs
   erose
  spikelet disarticulation
   breaking up at maturity (above glumes)
   falling entire (below glumes)
  spikelet compression
   laterally compressed
   dorsally compressed
   subterete
  awns - present/absent
   awns present
   awns absent

Graminoid Leaf and Stem Anatomy

Vera Markgraf and Hugo Berger
Species Count: 65

Apiaceae

Cyperaceae

Poaceae