Native to Europe. Annual. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
A common weed.
The small first glume and the partly enclosed flower cluster are distinctive.
It is an environmental weed.
Vulpia: in honour of J.S. Vulpius, 1760-1840, a German chemist; myuros: long and tapering, like a mouse's tail.
1: Rats-tail Fescue is a slender grass. Grampians. 2-5: The narrow lemmas that taper into long straight awns is typical of vulpias. The flowers of Rat-tail Fescue is partly covered by a leaf. The first glume is only about a millimetre long. Emu Creek.