Perennial grass to 1m tall. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaf blades 20-40cm long, 1-3mm wide, flat, rolled, or the edges rolled inwards, hairy. Spikelets 11-15mm long, excluding the awn. Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with one long awn. Endangered Australia. Endangered NSW. Protected NSW.
PlantNET description with line drawings: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Austrostipa~wakoolica
ausgrass2 description and line drawing: http://ausgrass2.myspecies.info/content/austrostipa-wakoolica
NSW Department of Environment & Heritage profile with photo: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspeciesapp/profile.aspx?id=10082