Anthoxanthum L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

*Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

Spikelets with 1 terminal bisexual floret and 2 sterile lemmas below it, subsessile, 5–7 mm long, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes membranous subulate; the longer (upper) one 8 mm long. Sterile lemmas with golden hairs, both awned dorsally, 5–6 mm long (including the awn) (Fig. 49 d); fertile lemmas c. 2 mm long. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle 4–7 cm long, 12–20 mm wide. Erect perennial up to 80 cm high. Leaf blades flat, glabrous or hairy, 3–4 mm wide; ligule membranous, bilobed, 3 mm long. Widespread. Pastures; roadsides; garden weed. Introd. from Europe. Sweet-scented Vernal Grass