six native and four introduced species of Ehrharta.
are variable in habit and habitat ranging from weeds, to coastal
plants to button grass plains to the alpine zone. The inflorescences
of the species in Tasmania are more-or-less open panicles. The
spikelets are compressed from side to side and have three florets -
one fertile floret subtended by two sterile florets reduced to
lemmas. One or both of the sterile lemmas have awns.