Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Koeleria macrantha (Ledeb.) Schult.
Common name : Prairie Junegrass, Crested hair-grass
Habit : Herb
Habitat : It grows mostly in rocky or sandy, well-drained areas within forests or plains. It prefers more direct sunlight over partially shaded areas.
Comments / notes : It is a good forage for many types of grazing animals. It is classified as a severe allergen in humans with grass allergy
Key identification features : Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Butt sheaths papery; pilose; persistent and investing base of culm; with soft dead sheaths. Culms erect; 10-60 cm long; 1-3 -noded. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.7 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; flat, or convolute; 5-20 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scabrous; glabrous, or pubescent.
Himachal Pradesh : Kullu district
Native : Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita,