Agrostis Desf.

15 species in Aust. (4–5 naturalized); all states and territories except NT

Inflorescence a narrow panicle, not detaching as a whole unit. Rhachilla extension <20% of lemma length. Spikelets with 1 floret, disarticulating above or below the glumes. Glumes keeled, acute, awnless. Lemmas shorter than the glumes, broad, glabrous, usually awnless or with a dorsal awn attached below the middle. Palea very thin, shorter than the lemma or absent.