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Plant Form Perennial tussock-forming grass.
Size 55-100 cm tall.
Leaves Blades 25-70 cm long, straight or slightly curved, may be inwardly or outwardly curled. Rough, hairless surface with small hairs along edges.
Flowers Elongated clusters 15-25 cm long of widely-spaced cylindrical florets.
Fruit and Seeds Yellowish-brown and somewhat rounded 2-3 mm across, and with a partial covering of hair.
Habitat Grassland, open forests, pastures, disturbed areas, waterways.
Distinguishing Features Very similar appearance to Narrow kernel espartillo (Amelichloa brachychaeta) but may be distinguished by more rounded and less hairy seeds.