Common Name

Silky Umbrella Grass, Spider Grass




Perennial grass to 80cm tall. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 4-20cm long, 2-8mm wide, flat, hairy, with pointed tips. Spikelets 2-3mm long. Seeds hairy, with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups cylindrical, in digitate groups up an axis. Vulnerable 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 84

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