Extremely variable tufted perennial to 90 cm tall. Leaf blades variable but up to 16 cm long, rough to the touch. Seedheads moderately dense to 15 cm long.
The grass flower is enclosed by two bracts (lemma) and in this species they are hairless. Hairless bristles on seeds (awns) to 25 mm that is attached near the top of the lemma.
Perennial. Dry situations in heath, dry forest and grasslands to subalpine zones. One of the commonest Dichelachne species. Introduced in NZ.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia