Erect or bent annual grass to 80 cm. Leaves up to 15 cm with flat smooth shining blades. Slender stems are ribbed and rough below the one-sided seedhead which is often nodding. Numerous seeds that have a straight terminal bristle (awn).
Dense seedheads at the top of tall stems.
Common introduced naturalized annual grass on poor soils of roadsides, waste ground and disturbed areas in grasslands and woodlands. Plants are usually short-lived, with a weak root system. They are easily pulled out. Killed by fire.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia