Tufted annual, grass-like or herb, 0.4 m high (clumps to 4 m across). Fl. green, Oct to Dec or Mar. Brackish peaty sand, alluvium. Estuary edges, river edges.
Alternative Names. One-glumed hardgrass.
General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Annual, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water, mammals. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.
Notes. Naturalised in all southern states of Australia, also in Britain, South Africa, the Americas and New Zealand.
Additional information. Origin. Northern Africa, temperate Asia, Europe. History of use/introduction. Ornamental.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.