L., Sp. Pl. 72 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Crested dogs tail grass.
Erect glabrous perennial; leaves flat, 0.5-2.5 mm broad; ligule c. 1 mm long.
Panicle narrow-oblong in outline, to 8 cm long, fairly dense, not bristly; spikelets of 2 kinds, the fertile ones with few bisexual shortly awned florets, surrounded by the sterile spikelets which consist of numerous rigid linear-lanceolate shortly awned glumes and lemmas arranged in 2 opposite rows; glumes with a green ciliate keel, c. 5 mm long; lemmas of fertile florets more or less hairy, obscurely nerved, c. 6 mm long, shortly awned.
S.Aust.: SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. New Zealand; the Americas; native to Eurasia.
Flowering time: Jan. (1 record).
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