Common Name

Jointed Bottlewashers, Jointed Nineawn




Perennial grass to 50cm tall.  Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a fringe of hairs.  Leaves 7-15cm long, 1-3mm wide, at first flat, then with the edges rolled inwards, hairy, with a straight point.  Spikelets 3-7mm long. Seeds with 9 awns.  Mature seed groups cylindrical to oval.

Description (page 93) and line drawing of seed (Fig. 20b, page 94) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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