Slender perennial; calms decumbent at base, rooting at lower nodes, branching, bearded at the nodes. Sheaths shorter than the internodes, glabrous but with long-ciliate margins; blades 5-12 cm long, 5-12 mm wide, cordate at the base-, nearly glabrous but with scabrid margins. Panicles terminal or axillary, 10-25 cm long, branched many times, the branches angulate and scabrid; spikelets sessile or pedicellate, 1.3-2 mm long, glabrous but with the median veins scabrid near the apex; fertile floret 1; first gloms one-fourth to one-half as long as spikelet; second gloms and sterile lemma covering fruit. Fruits white, smooth, ca 1.3 mm. long. Croat 5255.