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Family: Gramineae
Aira elegantissima

Citation: Schur, Verh. Mitt. Siebenb. Ver. Naturw. 4:85 (1853) subsp. elegantissima. Comm_name: Delicate hair-grass.

Synonymy: A. elegans Willd. ex Gaudich., Agrost. Helv. 1:130, 355 ( 1811), nom. illegit. , Aira elegantissima

Common name: None

Description:
Slender erect annual usually 10-40 cm high; sheaths scabrid; panicle 4-9 cm long, eventually very loose, ovoid, branches very much longer than the spikelets.

Pedicels 2-5 times as long as the spikelets, abruptly thickened at the apex; spikelets 1.5-2.5 mm long; glumes often about one-half longer than the lemmas, finely scabrid on the keel, 1-veined, acute; lower lemma usually not awned; lemmas scabrid.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   Native to Europe.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.


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