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.
Annual with fibrous roots, reproducing by seeds. Stems 25 to 75 cm tall, often spreading and branched. Leaves and especially the leaf sheaths covered with dense soft hairs. Panicle much branched, becoming spreading and open at maturity, often breaking from stem and blown about by wind. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981)
Seeds 1.5 mm long, greenish or greyish, shiny, smooth, readily separated from hulls when ripe. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981)