The fourth glume is the flattened base of the awn, epaleate.
In the locality this was called “picklin in his awn poke neuk.”
The little I have is free, and I can call it my awn—hame's hame, let it be never so hamely.
Bear, my dearest friend, bear is all they have, and wonderment it is to me that they ever see an awn of it.
The awn or beard is merely an elongation of the palea inferior.
Awn brown, twisted and bent, arising from the middle, about 30 mm.
It requires scrutiny in regard to Agrostis, which also has no awn or basal hairs.
Spikelet with a reddish tinge; awn almost smooth, less than 20 mm.
The awn is inserted between the two teeth of the palea or just below.
In the locality this was called "picklin in his awn poke neuk."