Gastridium P.Beauv.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., S.A., WA

*Gastridium phleoides (Nees & Meyen) C.E.Hubb.

Glabrous, tufted annual herb to 50 cm high. Leaf blade to 4 mm wide. Inflorescence compact. Spikelets c. 5 mm long, with 1 bisexual floret. Glumes swollen near base. Lemmas toothed, silky, awned. 3 bundles of hairs on callus. Disturbed areas. Introd. from Europe. Fl. summer