Briza L.

Lemmas cordate at the base. Glumes and lemmas inflated. Florets becoming progressively smaller upwards Briza
Spikelets 4–5 mm long
Pedicels 10–15 mm long. Panicle very open, symmetrical, 4–8 cm long, composed of 10–20 spikelets. Plants usually c. 20 cm high. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from Europe and Asia. Fl. winter–spring. Shivery Grass Briza minor
Pedicels c. 2 mm long. Panicle dense, one-sided below, composed of numerous spikelets. Plants up to 60 cm high. Coast, Illawarra region to Sydney. Weed in poor soils. Introd. from S. America. Fl. spring–early summer Briza subaristata