L., Sp. Pl. 28 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Scented vernal grass, sweet vernal grass.
Perennial, with flat glabrous or hairy leaf blades; stems slender, 30-80 cm high.
Panicle 4-7 cm long; spikelets 7-8 mm long; glumes green-nerved, glabrous or villous, the first about half as long as the second; first lemma with a short dorsal awn, the second with a bent awn from near the base and about as long as the spikelet.
Burbidge (1968) Australian grasses 2:pl. 36.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. Native to Europe and Asia.
Flowering time: Oct. — Jan.
SA Distribution Map based
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Not regarded as palatable.
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