Scale bar = 1cm

Rice Millet - introduced (*Piptatherum milleaceum)

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Native to the Mediterranean region. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


It is a tall grass with an open flower cluster, often growing in weedy gardens.

The sparse flower cluster, the tall size and the thin lemma with a deciduous awn make this a distinctive grass.

It is an environmental weed.

pipto: to fall; anther: an awn, referring to the deciduous awn; milliaceus: millet-like.

Photos 1: The awns readily fall off. Castlemaine. 2: The spikelets have sharp-pointed glumes. 3: Freshly opened flower spray.