A long-lived perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass that usually grows 12 to 24 tall. Leaves are 2 to 12 long, growing largely from the base of the plant has clusters of small silvery pink flowers. It is closely related to Cusicks Bluegrass. This is a common grass of open woodland and forested areas and commonly used for grazing. Grown on a wide range of elevation and ranges on the Western part of the United States.