Plants of the Castlemaine District

Mat Grass - native (Hemarthria uncinata)

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Native. Perennial. C4.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


Mat Grass, as its name suggests, is usually a low growing mat-forming grass.

hemi: half, arthron: a joint, the joints along the stem often appear incomplute. uncinata: hooked, referring to the hooked glumes.

1,2,3. Mat Grass. The stems are curved. The glumes have short awns. Mildura.