Seed heads on stem. Photo: Harry Rose, NSW

Plant. Photo: Harry Rose, NSW

Common Name

Warrego Summer Grass, Warrego Grass




Perennial grass 30cm to 1.3m tall.  Leaves with a hairless sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat, 2.5-25cm long, 2-10mm wide, rough or hairless, tapering to a long fine point.  Spikelets pale green to straw-coloured, 2-3mm long. Seeds with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups cylindrical to somewhat spreading.  Setaria jubiflora in SA.

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 page 126

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