Spikelets on stems. Photo: Greg Steenbeeke, Moree, NSW

Seeding stem. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Peter Ormay, Canberra, ACT

Plant. Photo: Greg Steenbeeke, Moree, NSW

Leaf details. Photo: Greg Steenbeeke, Moree, NSW

Common Name

Hairy Panic




Perennial grass 2-100cm tall. Leaves with hairy leaf sheaths at the base.  Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves 5-25cm long, 2-6mm wide, linear, flat, or edges rolled in, hairless, hairy, or rough, margins rough and sharp, tapering to a fine point. Spikelets greenish or purplish, 2-3mm long. Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with 0 bristles.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 119-120

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