Species: Koeleria macrantha (Koeleria pyramidata)
Common name: prairie junegrass
Vegetative identification: The leaf is folded in bud. The stiff blades are hairy with short hairs dorsally and ventrally and longer hairs on the margins. Blades are distinctly ribbed dorsally and tips are canoe-shaped like those of Poa. Blade margins are lightly toothed and have a narrow white band. The collar has a hairy margin, is divided and usually is greenish white. Sheath is distinctly veined and light green or occasionally reddish. This conspicuously dark green grass starts growing early in the spring and has a semi-decumbent growth pattern.