Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 83 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Drake, darnel.
Annual to 125 cm; leaf blades to 24 cm x 10 mm, scabridulous particularly at the apex and margins above, glabrous to slightly scabridulous below.
Spike 5-35 cm; rhachis rigid and thickened, to 3 mm diam.; spikelets 8-28 x 3-8 mm, with 4-12 fertile and 0-2 rudimentary florets; glumes lanceolate, as long as or longer than the spikelet; lemma with an awn to 18 mm or awnless; mature caryopsis 4-6 mm long, being about 2 or 3 times as long as broad.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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