Blue wheat grass
Elymus scaber (R.Br.) Á.Löve
Vascular – Exotic
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Australia. Most recently known in New Zealand as Elymus rectisetus (Nees) Á.Löve et Connor - which is now regarded as a synonym of E. scaber.
scabra: Rough, covered with hard short rigid points
Reason For Introduction
Probably accidentally in grass seed from Australia