Seed heads. Photos: Russell Best, near Melbourne, Vic

Plants. Photo: Russell Best, near Melbourne, Vic

Plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Peter Ormay, Aranda, ACT

Common Name

Yorkshire Fog




Introduced perennial grass, 20-120cm tall.  Leaves mostly basal, some alternating up the stem, with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs.  Leaves 4-20cm long, 3-10mm wide, flat, hairy, with a fine point.  Spikelets green, pink, or purple, turning white, 4-7mm long.  Mature seed groups cylindrical to spreading.  Seeds with 1 very short awn or point. 

Description and photo of seeding plant in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 110

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