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. Stems 0.5 to 1.3 m long, smooth spreading, often partly flat on the ground. Lower nodes swollen, often rooting. Leaves smooth or sparsely hairy. Leaf sheaths heavy, short, smooth, loose, often purplish. Panicle more compact and shorter than that of witchgrass. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981)
Seeds about 1.5 mm long, yellow, smooth, dull, readily separated from hulls when ripe. (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981).