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Annual Cats-tail - introduced (*Rostraria cristata)

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Native to Mediterannean and the Middle East. Annual. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


The dense compact flower clusters, the relatively small size, and the shortly-awned lemmas are fairly distinctive. Scattered occurrence.

Rostaria: shortly beaked; cristata: comb-like, crested.

1,2: Annual Cat's -tail. Castlemaine. 3: Spikelets.