Tufted short-lived perennial to about 80 cm tall giving off a strong aroma of coumarin. Leaf blade rolled in bud. Ligule membranous, blunt 1-5 mm long. Sheath not flattened, slightly hairless. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle to about 10 cm long. Spikelets to about 1 cm long and stalked; spring to summer.
Europe and temperate Asia, North Africa and North America
A widespread weed in grazed areas, of little agricultural or turf value, occurring in all states except the Northern Territory and cooler regions of Victoria.
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.