Native. Perennial. C4.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
It is an erect grass (to a metre). The lemmas divide into three awns. The awns are about a centimetre long. Uncommon.As in other aristidas, the lemma divides into three awns. Cane Wire-grass differs from the much more common Brush Wire-grass in that Cane Wire-grass has shorter awns (about 1cm long), is an erect grass, and the flower clusters are not brush-like.
Arista: an awn; ramosa: having many branches.
1: Cane Wire-grass is an erect plant. Terrick Terrick National Park. 2, 3: Narrow flower clusters with three-awned lemmas. Sutton Grange.