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Plant Form: Grass.
Size: Up to 50 cm tall.
Stem: Flattened and rough, straight.
Leaves: Folded up to 15 cm long blades.
Flowers: Windmill-like spread of 5-10 spikes radiating from single point on end of stem.
Fruit and Seeds: Green to purple to black flat-topped florets in spikelets with awns to 15 mm long.
Habitat: Pastures, bare ground, wasteland.
Distinguishing Features: Distinguished from other windmill-like grasses such as other Chloris or Digitaria species by awns and flat-topped florets. Note This is a native species that is considered a weed in certain situations.