Source: Magness et al. 1971
This is a sod-forming grass native to Europe and Asia Minor, closely related to Intermediate Wheatgrass and having the same range of adaptation. The heads and seeds of pubescent are covered with short, stiff hairs. A named variety of pubescent, Topar, is better adapted to low-fertility soils and is more drought resistant than intermediate. In palatability and general appearance pubescent is very similar to intermediate.