Is it a native?
Australian Sweet-grass -native (Glyceria australis)
Native. Perennial. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Australian Sweet-grass is a semi-aquatic. It is a tall grass and grows in wet places in water such as in shallow steams or in swamps.
- the flower cluster is a raceme (i.e. an unbranched flower spray) or a few-branched narrow panicle
- the glumes are shorter than the lemmas
- the spikelets are elongated with about 5-14 florets which are awnless
- the lemmas are strongly veined
- the leaves are flat or loosely rolled
- the ligules are membranous and 5-11mm long.
Glyceria: sweet, the first named species is a source of sweet juicy fodder australis: southern.
1, 2: Australian Sweet Grass. Taradale. 3: Specimen from Metcalfe with small spikelets. This specimen has some characterstics of Glyceria maxima.