Small, compact, tufted perennial. Leaf folded, but may be rolled in mature plants. Leaf blade flat and tapering to a point, distinctly veined, shiny undersurface, hairless, margins rough. Ligule 0.5-1.5 mm, membranous, whitish, blunt. Sheath slightly flattened and yellowish at the base. Inflorescence an erect, spike-like panicle with densely clustered spikelets.
Europe and Asia
Of value for fodder, pasture and turf, but generally regarded as a weedy 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.