The anthers are yellow and they do not open until the stigmas and anthers of the fourth glume are thrown out.
The third glume is chartaceous to sub-coriaceous and paleate.
The second glume is similar to the first, but thinner and without the wings, 5- to 9- or rarely 11-nerved.
The fourth glume is coriaceous, with a bisexual or female flower.
The fourth glume is similar to the third, but slightly smaller, paleate and with three stamens.
The fourth glume is as long as the third, ovate, obtuse, paleate.
The fourth glume is rather smaller than the third, oblong, obtuse, bisexual and paleate; the palea is shorter than the glume.
The anthers in the third glume are larger than those in the fourth glume.
The fourth glume is narrow linear, hyaline with two very fine lobes at the apex with an awn between, 7/16 inch long.
The second glume is somewhat membranous, ovate, acute and 3-nerved.