Native. Perennial. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Alternative names: Danthonia geniculata, Austrodanthonia geniculata.
It is a slender grass, growing usually to 40-50cm. The stalk is often bent, hence "kneed".
Its lemmas resemble those of Red-anther Wallaby-grass. Kneed Wallaby-grass is a smaller, much more slender plant, with a more contracted flower cluster, and its anthers are not a showy red-orange.
The slender habit, the lemmas with uniformly scattered hairs, and the often bent stalk are distinctive.
genus: knee, ulus diminutive; ata: possessing, referring to the bent stalk.
1: The lemma body has a dense covering of hairs. Castlemaine. 2: Flower cluster is compact.