Seeding stems. Photo: John Tann, Sydney, NSW

Plant. Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, Hawaii

Plants. Photo" Arthur Chapman, near Bacchus Marsh, Vic

Common Name

Prairie Grass, Rescue Grass




Introduced annual or short-lived perennial grass to 1.5m tall. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat, 10-45cm long, 3-15mm wide, slightly hairy, the edges rough, with a long drawn out point. Spikelets green to purplish green, 15-40mm long excluding the awns. Inflorescence spreading. Seeds with 0 or 1 awn 1-9mm long.

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