Seed heads on stem. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, east of Rankin Springs, NSW

Plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, east of Rankin Springs, NSW

Common Name

Balcarra Grass




Perennial grass to 80cm tall.  Leaves with a hairless or hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane with or without a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat or the edges rolled inwards, 20-40cm long, 1-2mm wide, hairless to rough, the margins smooth to rough or hairy.  Spikelets silvery, 8-13mm long, excluding the awn. Mature seed group cylindrical or spreading. Seeds with one long awn.

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