Native to South Africa. Perennial.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Uncommon weed with a record for Mt Alexander.
It is a major environmental weed in western Victoria where it can dominate the bushland ground flora.
Ehrhartia: After F. Ehrhart, an 18th century Swiss botanist; calycina: in the form of a calyx, perhaps referring to the cosnpicuous reddish glumes.
1: Nature reserve in western Victoria with dense Perennial Veldt-grass 2: Spikelets. 3,4: Flower sprays.