Slender bright green tufted grass to 0.5 cm tall. Flat broad hairless leaves to 20 cm long with rough margins.
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The small seeds are hanging and cone-shaped, <5 mm long with 4-8 heads in a cluster.
Annual. Not as serious a weed as B. maxima.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Occurs in similar habitats to Briza maxima, however extends further into the semi-arid areas of north-west Vic and into the subalps.
B. minor is smaller than B. maxima. The flower/seed clusters (spikelets) distinguish them from each other. B. minor has smaller and fewer flower/seedheads than Briza maxima. B. minor spikelets are only 4-5 mm long while those of B. maxima are 10-20 mm long.