1. Culms pilose at least below the lower nodes, often essentially throughout; lemma awn 1–2 mm long, curved into a hook at maturity and not extending beyond the glumes.
1. Culms glabrous except for the bearded nodes; lemma awn straight or geniculate, 3–5 mm long, clearly exserted.
All species found in Holcus
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Holcus.