Common Name

Native Millet, Australian Millet, Windmill Grass




Perennial grass to 1.5m tall, forming large tussocks. Leaves with a hairy or hairless sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves 7-50cm long, 2.5-12mm wide, flat, folded lengthwise, or with the edges rolled in, hairless or hairy, with rough edges, tapering to a fine point. Spikelets pale green or purplish, 2-4mm long. Seeds with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups spreading.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 119

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