Seeding stems. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Cottony Speargrass




Perennial grass to 1m tall.  Leaves with a smooth or rough sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs.  Leaves to 20cm long, 1-6mm wide, flat, or with the edges curved or rolled inwards, hairless to hairy or rough.  Spikelets green, brown or black, 7-12mm long, excluding the awn.  Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with one long awn

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