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Lemma 6–10 mm long, much longer than broad, with a fringed corona around the base of the awn; awn bent 2–3 times, up to 9 mm long. Spikelets 14–18 mm long. Panicle up to 40 cm long; the branches breaking up at maturity. Leaf blades flat to slightly inrolled, 2–2.5 mm wide, scabrous. Tufted perennial up to 80 cm high. Widespread. Roadsides. Introd. from S. America Nassella neesiana