Melica stricta var. stricta
Sheaths usually purplish, becoming dark brown. Glumes 3-4 mm wide; paleas about 1/2 the length of the lemmas; anthers 1-2 mm.
Utah, Calif., Nev., Oreg.
Melica stricta var. stricta is the more widespread of the two varieties, growing throughout the range of the species except in the mountains of southern California.