Common Name

Tall Bottlewashers, Tall Nineawn




Perennial grass 30-70cm tall.  Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaves 10-18cm long, 1-4mm wide, edges rolled inwards, surface hairless or hairy, with a pointed tip.  Spikelets green, 4-7mm long.  Seeds with 9 awns. Mature seed groups cylindrical to spreading.

Description and photo of plant (page 95) and line drawing of seed (page 94 Fig. 20d) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description with line drawings:

ausgrass2 description and photos:

Plant. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW