Elymus L.

6 species in Aust. (5 native, 1 introduced); all states and territories except NT

Tufted or rhizomatous perennials. Ligule membranous, truncate. Leaf blade flat, rarely involute, scabrous on upper surface. Inflorescence an erect to drooping spike. Spikelets solitary, or in groups of 2–3, alternate, compressed, disarticulating above the glumes. Lemmas acute to awned, rounded on the back.