Vulpia octoflora is an annual C3 grass (Ludwig and Wondzell 2010), 10-60 cm tall, sometimes hairy.
Leaves very fine, to 0.1 cm wide.
Flower spikelets 5-11 flowered, 0.5-1.2 cm long, florets closely overlapping, lemma 0.3-0.7 cm with an awn 0.1-0.6 cm; inflorescence narrow, erect, 3-20 cm long, few branches, often spike-like May-June.
Wetland status: NL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry, open, sterile soil.