|Other names:||downy bromegrass, cheatgrass, downy brome, early chess, military grass, wild oats, downy chess|
Branched base with stems usually displaying red coloration. Blades are flat, and both leaves and sheaths are covered with soft hairs. Seedheads are open and drooping. Grows rapidly from seed, maturing within 2 months. Grows to 2 ft. tall.