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.
Roots fibrous, stems smooth, sometimes upright but usually nearly prostrate 15 to 60 cm long, sometimes slightly roughened. Inflorescence finger-like, similar to crabgrass, with 2 to 10 segments 2.5 to 7.5 cm long. Spoikelets 3 to 6 seeded along the edges of the rachis. (Wax, Fawcett and Isley 1981)
Seeds very small, reddish brown, rough, ridged. (Wax, Fawcett and Isley 1981)