Common Name

Sweet Swamp-grass, Forde Poa




Perennial grass to 2m tall.  Leaves mostly at the base of the plant, with a rough to hairless sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat or folded together lengthwise, 5-30cm long, 1-5mm wide, rough or hairless, usually with slightly rough edges, with a long fine point.  Spikelets greenish or straw-coloured, 5-13mm long.  Seeds with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups cylindrical to 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 134

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