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Plant Form: Tufted annual grass.
Size: Up to 60 cm tall.
Stem: Round, generally erect but sometimes bending or drooping, have glands near the nodes.
Leaves: Rolled onto stem with hairy joint, often olive green, flat, with obvious veins and glands along midvein. Produces a pungent odour when crushed.
Flowers: Flowerheads stacked in dense, sometimes open oval shaped cluster, green to purplish grey.
Fruit and Seeds: Tiny under 1 mm reddish brown seeds, smooth, shiny, with dimples.
Habitat: Crops, pastures, roadsides, footpaths, gardens, lawns.
Distinguishing Features: Oval shaped flower cluster, and pungent odour when leaves are crushed distinguish from lookalikes in the Eragrostis, Poa and Fescue genera.