Line drawing. Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany, plant from Ecuador

Dried plants. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, plants from Saudi Arabia

Common Name

Wall Fescue, Silver Grass




Introduced annual grass to 60cm tall. Leaves with a sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 1.5-15cm long, to 2mm wide, flat, rolled when dry, surface hairless or hairy, upper surface often rough, edges rough. Spikelets 5-12mm long excluding the awns. Mature seed groups cylindrical to slightly spreading. Seeds with 1 awn, in groups of 2-9.

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