Vascular – Exotic
Tufted perennial grass to 20 cm tall; leaves folded with blunt boat-shaped tips. Inflorescence of 2-4 spikes, each with 2 rows of spikelets on one side.
Few records in NZ. Flora NZ Vol. 5: 524 gives Gisborne, Hastings, Whanganui + one early record from Wellington.
Waste areas - dry sand, gravel; lawns.
Crowsfoot grass (E. indica) is and annual and is usually larger with inflorescences of (1)-2-8-(10) spikes
Reason for introduction
Perhaps a grass seed contaminant