Anthoxanthum differs in its habit, ears, scent, sheath and ligule.
The ligule is a distinct membrane and the nodes are glabrous.
Just above the ligule and at the base of the leaf-blade there is a colourless narrow zone.
The ligule is distinct, consisting of a fringe of stiff hairs.
The ligule is a short obliquely truncate or two-lobed membrane.
Roots very tough and stringy: ligule small, but thick and blunt.
The ligule is a short membrane with a fringe of slender hair-like processes.
Leaves conduplicate or convolute, short and narrow, the ligule short: minute ears at base.
Changed the last index reference for "ligule" from 57 to 67; also the reference for "Ocreate."
From Holcus it is easily distinguished by the sheaths, ligule and soft hairs of that genus.