Common Name

Fiveminute Grass, Eight-day Grass, Rye Beetle-grass




Annual or perennial grass to 55cm tall. Leaves with a sheath at the base, mainly basal. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaves 1-7.5cm long, about 1mm wide, flat, folded lengthwise, or rolled, hairless or hairy, with a fine point. Flowerheads purplish or green. Spikelets 4-22mm long. Mature seed groups cylindrical. Seeds with 1 awn to 2mm long. Rare Vic.

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 151

PlantNET description with line drawings:

ausgrass2 description with line drawings and photos:

Photo of plant. Photo: Kevin Thiele, Australia