Rhizomatous perennial to 1 m tall. Leaves to about 40 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. Ligule membranous, to about 2 mm long and often "eared". Inflorescence 2-9 cm long and to 1 cm wide. Spikelets (excluding the awns) 4-6 mm long; margin of lemma united for about 1 mm at the base.
A troublesome weed in pastures in some of the higher rainfall areas of south-eastern Australia, in particular in western Victoria.
A. myosuroides Huds., Slender Foxtail, is a minor weed, as are several other species.
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.