Seed head. Photo: Jim Pisarowicz, South Dakota, USA

Seed head: and leaves. Photo J Hilty, Illinois, USA

Base of leaf and stem. Photo: J Hilty, Illinois, USA

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Introduced annual grass 20-80cm tall.  Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a fringe of hairs or a membrane with a fringe of hairs.  Leaves 4-30cm long, 5-20mm wide, flat or linear to threadlike, rough-hairy sometimes becoming hairless, margins often wavy, with a fine point. Spikelets green, 2-4mm long. Mature seed groups spreading.  Seeds with 0 bristles. 

Description (as Panicum capillare var. capillare) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 118

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