Native. Perennial or annual. C4.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Windmill Grass is a common component of native grasslands and roadside vegetation, particularly to the north.
When mature, the squared off (truncate), dark-coloured lemmas on the radiating arms are distinctive,
1, 2. Windmill Grass in a Castlemaine garden. 3. The squared lemmas are distinctive. 4. The lemmas darken with age. 4: Castlemaine footpath.
truncata: ending abruptly, referring to the cut-off lemmas; chloris: green, referring to the colour of leaves and flowers of some species.