Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo and line drawing: Ian Robb, Tumbi Wetlands near Tuggerah Lakes, NSW

Line drawing in Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States

Common Name

Blown Grass; Fairy Grass




Annual or perennial grass to 80cm tall.  Leaves with a hairless or rough sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a rim of hairs.  Leaves 8-30cm long, 1-5mm wide, threadlike, flat, or folded together lengthwise, surface rough, with a straight point.  Spikelets pale green, 2-5mm long.  Mature seed groups spreading.  Seeds with one short awn.

Description and photo of seeding plant (as Agrostis avenacea) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 52

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