Panicum sect. Monticola
Plants annual or perennial. Culms usually weak, decumbent. Ligules membranous and ciliate, or lacerate. Panicles usually diffuse, sometimes contracted. Spikelets ellipsoid to obovoid, glabrous or pilose, veins evident. Lower glumes 1/3-1/2 as long as the spikelets, 0-3-veined; upper glumes and lower lemmas 3-5-veined; lower florets sterile; lower paleas small or absent; upper florets rugose, with bicellular microhairs. x = 9.