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Plant Form: Perennial tussock grass.
Size: Up to 1.5 m tall.
Leaves: Greyish or bluish-green blades. Covered with a waxy bloom that can be rubbed off.
Flowers: Green, loose, sparse head of 4-8 pairs of spikelets in a 1.5-5 cm long V-shape, on stalks. Turns reddish-brown with age.
Fruit and Seeds: 2 mm long seeds contained within old flower parts. With long hairy awns.
Habitat: Pastures, woodlands, grasslands.
Distinguishing Features: Has shorter awns than native Tambookie Grass (Hyparrhenia filipendula). Thatch grass (Hyparrhenia rufa) is generally taller.