J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 345, f. 1 (1934) APNI
In habit and general appearance, closely resembling P. capillare var. capillare, but distinguished by the generally slightly coarser panicle branches, the rachilla which is shortly developed between the upper and lower glumes, the sterile floret which has the palea developed and c. half as long as the lemma, and the fertile lemma which has a conspicuous crescentic abscission scar c. 0.7 mm wide, extending upward from the base. Flowers Dec.–Apr.
*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised in SA, Tas. Native to southern North America. Recorded from similar situations as P. capillare (pastures, roadsides, wasteland, railyards) and previously overlooked as that species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|