Is it a native?
Fine-head Spear-grass - native (Austrostipa oligostachya)
Alternative names: Stipa oligostachya
Native. Perennial. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
it is a tall grass (to a metre high)
the flower clusters are rather sparse, to 50cm long
the glumes are longer than the lemma body
the spikelets have a single lemma
the lemmas are awned, and the awns are twice-bent
the leaves are inrolled
the ligules are membranous and 0.5-2mm long
the nodes (along the stalk) have soft, short hairs
the lemmas are 7-9mm long (excluding the awn), deep reddish-brown (when mature), and with white to golden hairs
the glumes are 11-18mm long
the awns are 50-80mm long, and 9-17mm to the first bend, and with hairs to 0.8mm long.
oligostachys: with few or weak spikes.
A common grass.
1: Lemma with twice-bent awn. 2: Recently opened panicle (flower cluster).