green bristle grass
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.
Wetland plant indicator status rating
UPL: Obligate Upland
Rarely is a hydrophyte, almost always in uplands (non-wetlands).
Stems erect, Leaves hairless. Panicle dense, 2.5 to 7.5 cm long, erect, except near tip, which bends slightly. One to three bristles below each spikelet (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981).
Reproduces by seed, seeds green, about 1.5 mm long (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981).
viridis: From the Latin viridis ‘green’