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Plant Form: Very tall grass.
Size: Up to 4 m tall.
Stem: Robust and covered in soft white hairs.
Leaves: Broad, strap like and long, with white midrib.
Flowers: V-shaped fluffy head above the leaves on thick stems.
Fruit and Seeds: Seeds 7-9 mm long, hairy, with bent and twisted awns.
Habitat: Rangelands, roadsides and bushland on urban fringes.
Distinguishing Features: Height and hairy stems distinguish from other grasses (Poaceae), harder to distinguish when younger. Elephant grass (Cenchrus purpureus) can grow taller, but has cylindrical dense heads.