Flower heads. Photo: Peter de Lange, New Zealand

Seed heads. Photo: Peter de Lange, New Zealand

Line drawing of seed heads. USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database  Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.

Common Name

Sand Brome




Perennial grass to 80cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat, 4-24cm long, 1-7mm wide, hairy or hairless.  Spikelets green, 6-45mm long excluding the awnsInflorescence spreading. Seeds with one long awn, in groups of 5-14.  Rare Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 68.

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