Spikes mostly 4 or more and more than 3 cm long; spikelets to 2.5 mm long; lemma glabrous to shortly pubescent along the keel; leaves glabrous or almost so except about the ligule. Flowers all year.
DunT, GGr, OtP, RobP, Strz, VAlp, WPro, *CVU, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. All States. Cosmopolitan. Common on lowland sandy soils throughout the State, but absent from or very rare in moist forests, intact heathland and the alps. A common and often troublesome garden weed, but selections have been made of some forms as a close-growing, hardy turf species.
Regarded as being indigenous in Australia by some authorities, but its absence from most unaltered tracts of native vegetation in Victoria strongly suggests that it is an introduction in this State.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|