The reader is probably acquainted with the Fescue Grass, with its awned flowers arranged in one-sided panicles.
Agropyrum repens is also often awned and may be described here (see also p. 150).
It is doubtful whether these should not be regarded as awned: if so they come near Nardus—see p. 130.
Stamens 10; anthers 2-celled, awned on the back, opening lengthwise.
The fourth glume is very minute, awned and is borne by a rachilla produced to half the length of the third glume.
awned or Awn-pointed, furnished with an awn or long bristle-shaped tip, 54.
Scales imbricated in many ranks, awned below the apex, all floriferous.
Spikelets are solitary, binate or fasciculate, 2-flowered, jointed on the pedicel and awned.
All of them may be awned as in Chloris or only the fourth glume as in Andropogon.
The flowering glume is awned, strongly 5-nerved, nerves scabrid and ciliate, the lateral nerves being marginal.
"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).