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 about 45 to 60 cm tall. Leaf sheaths smooth, overlapping on one another. Leaf blades 3 to 6 mm wide, flat, slightly rough on upper surfaces. Spikes long and narrow with 2 rows of small flattened spikelets placed edgewise to the stem. Outer glume of spikelet as long as or longer than spikelet, sharply pointed. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981)
Seed 3 to 6 mm long, narrowly oval, brownish, usually short-bearded at the tip. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981)