Common Wheatgrass, Common Wheat-grass.
Up to 1.1m.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Loosely tufted perennial grass to 1.1m high. Distinctive seedheads, summer. Leaves narrow, rough along one edge, and have "half-twist".
Tolerates frost and moderate drought.
Early to late Dec. Mature seeds easily part from seedheads.
From seed or by division. Seeds have 6 month after-ripening period.
High forage value. One of first native grasses to grow in spring, providing early green forage. Seed injures eyes and contaminates wool.
Forage value increases under grazing and rising fertility.