Meikle, R.D. 1985: Flora of Cyprus 2
but modified
1Plant perennial, with branched woody rootstock; phyllaries with narrow margins (up to 0.5 mm wide, usually less)
1'Plant annual, with taproot; phyllaries with broad margins (1-1.5 mm) wide
2Scape bracteate; plant up to 43 cm tall; ligules 8-9 mm long
2'Scape ebracteate; plant small, usually less than 10 cm tall; ligules c. 15 mm long