Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 33: 309. 1974.

Common names: Blysmopsis
Etymology: Blysmus, a genus name, and Greek - opsis, likeness
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 199. Mentioned on page 6.

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, rhizomatous. Culms terete or distally rounded-trigonous. Leaves basal; ligules present; blades flat. Inflorescences terminal, spicate; involucral bracts several, suberect, proximal leaflike, distal scalelike; spikelets 2–25 per spike. Spikelets: scales 2–5, lateral spikelets spirally arranged, each subtending flower, terminal spikelets pseudodistichous. Flowers bisexual; perianth bristles (0–)3–5(–6), barbed, shorter than achene; stamens 3; styles linear, 2-fid, base persistent. Achenes biconvex or plano-convex. x = 20.


Boreal regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.


Species 1.

Lower Taxa