*Briza subaristata

Family Poaceae

Glabrous perennial grass to 80 cm high.  Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: Spring. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit.

Seed: Dispersed locally.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of South America.
  • Weed of disturbed sites and grasslands.
  • Occasional, localised weed in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire, flowering and fruiting within a few months.
  • C3, cool season metabolism.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Briza subaristata plant

Briza subaristata flower

Briza subaristata fruit