Plant. Photo: Richard Hartland, Vic

Seed heads on stems. Photo: Richard Hartland, Vic

Common Name

Rigid Panic, Coolah Grass




Perennial grass to 1m tall. Leaves with a hairless or slightly rough sheath at the base. Ligule a lacerated membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 2-20cm long, 2-7mm wide, flat or the margins rolled in, hairless to slightly rough. Spikelets greenish turning purple, 3-4mm long. Seeds with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups spreading.

Description and photo (as Panicum prolutum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 121

eFloraSA fact sheet (as Panicum prolutum):

ausgrass2 description with line drawings and photos: