Turfted weakly stoloniferous perennial, spreading by short leafy shoots and sometimes rhizomes. Leaf blade rolled in bud. Ligule membranous, short (0.3-1.2 mm) finely toothed. Sheath not flattened, usually smooth. Culms thin. Inflorescence open, delicate panicle with narrows spikelets; spring to summer. [A. tenuis Sibth.]
Temperate Europe and Asia
Common grass of golf greens and lawns in cool, humid regions, as well as a weed of pastures in some areas of low soil fertility.
Source: (2005). Poaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.