L., Sp. Pl. 81 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Hares tail grass.
Annual; leaves flat, short, softly pubescent, the uppermost sheath swollen.
Panicle dense, ovoid, spike-like, silky-white, 2-4 cm long; spikelets 8-10 mm long; glumes equal, tapering into a plumose awn, 9-10 mm long (including the awn); lemma much shorter, with 2 short terminal awns and 1 bent dorsal awn c. 15 mm long.
Burbidge (1966) Australian grasses 1: pl. 38.
S.Aust.: NU, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. Native to the Mediterranean. Weed of disturbed areas especially near the sea.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec., the inflorescences persisting for several months.
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