Native to the Meditteranean region. Annual. C4.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
It is moderately common along roadsides and in nature strips and gutters.
A malodorous grass.
The odour, the glandular leaves and the yellow bands below the nodes distinguishes this grass from other local love grasses.
eros: love; agrostis: grass, referring to the delicate flower clusters of some species; cilianensis: from Cigliano Italy.
1: Stink Grass. Mechanics Lane. 2 : Flower cluster (a panicle).
3: Glands along the leaf stalk (arrowed). 4: Spikelets. Castlemaine. 5: Yellow stripe below a node. All: Castlemaine.