L., Sp. Pl. 66 (1753) subsp. caryophyllea.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Slender erect annual usually 10-30 cm high; sheaths scabrid.
Panicle 2-10 cm long, loose, broadly ovoid, branches very much longer than the spikelets; pedicels up to twice as long as the spikelets; gradually thickened at the apex; spikelets 2.5-3 mm long; glumes about one-third longer than the lemmas, serrate on the keel, 1-3-veined, acuminate; lemmas both awned, scabrid towards the apex.
Burbidge (1966) Australian grasses 1:pl. 15.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. Native to Europe, Africa and Asia.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Widespread in grass lands, not of significance for grazing.
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