Arrhenatherum P.Beauv.

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

Spikelets with 2 florets, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, membranous; the long one c. 8 mm long. Lower floret male; lemma 7–8 mm long, with a bent dorsal awn c. 15 mm long. Upper floret bisexual; lemma with a short straight or bent awn. Rhachilla ending in a fine bristle. Panicle 12–30 cm long, usually open. Erect, almost glabrous perennial mostly c. 1 m high.