Seeds on stems. Photo: Harry Rose, Uralla, NSW

Seeding stems. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Station Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

Common Name

Cotton Grass, Cotton Panic Grass




Perennial grass to 1m tall.  Leaves with a hairless or hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 3-16cm long, 1-7mm wide, flat, hairless, hairy, or rough, margins rough and wavy, with a drawn-out straight point.  Spikelets with white, brownish, or purple hairs, 2-4mm long excluding the hairs.  Seeds with 0 bristles.  Mature seed groups cylindrical. Poorly known 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 85

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