The fourth glume is narrow linear, hyaline with two very fine lobes at the apex with an awn between, 7/16 inch long.
In the locality this was called “picklin in his awn poke neuk.”
Two follicles, sharp-pointed, channeled, containing many imbricated seeds each with an awn.
The fourth glume is the flattened base of the awn, epaleate.
The second glume is also coriaceous, narrowed to an awn but has broad hyaline margins towards the base.
The awn is inserted between the two teeth of the palea or just below.
awn brown, twisted and bent, arising from the middle, about 30 mm.
This awn is sensitive to changes in the moisture of the air.
The awn or beard is merely an elongation of the palea inferior.
It wur hard to gie up my awn hearthstun, but I thowt I could do that!
"bristly fibers on grain of plants," c.1300, from Old Norse ögn, from Proto-Germanic *agano (cf. Old English egenu, Old High German agana, German Ahne, Gothic ahana), from PIE *ak-ona- (cf. Sanskrit asani- "arrowhead," Greek akhne "husk of wheat," Latin acus "chaff," Lithuanian akuotas "beard, awn"); suffixed form of PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid).