Common Name

Spiny Mudgrass, Mud Grass




Perennial grass, prostrate, or to 1.25m tall when aquatic.  Leaves alternating along the stems, with a sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs.  Leaves 0.5-12cm long, 1-7mm wide, linear, threadlike, flat, or folded and with the margins rolled in, hairless or rough.  Spikelets green or purplish, becoming straw-coloured, 3-8mm long.  Seeds with 0 bristles.  Mature seed groups spreading.

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 136

PlantNET description with line drawings and photos of dried plants:

ausgrass2 description with photos and line drawings:

Florabase photo:

Photo of plant. Photographer Harry Rose, NSW