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Imperata (Poaceae) 4b:353    
Blady Grass (Imperata cylindrica) is a common native grass of coastal dunes in the north of Tasmania. It is a rhizomatous grass with quite large, erect flowering stalks and relatively large flattish leaves (up to 30cm long and 5-10mm wide). The inflorescence is a dense, cylindrical, silky hairy panicle. The spikelets are awnless, have one fertile flower and one sterile one, occur in pairs, with one sessile spikelet and one on a long stalk covered in silky hairs.
 

 
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