Briza maxima L., Mt. Ainslie, Canberra, ACT, 28 December 2007
Found on the side of a path through farmland.
Found of edge of meadow under oak. Maybe 1000 other plants in the area
in meadow, in bright sunlight, near rock, and several other bunch grasses
Briza is a genus of annual and perennial grasses in the family Poaceae, native to northern temperate regions. The group is generally referred to as the quaking grasses because the flowers and seedheads shake on their stalks in the slightest breeze. Some of its members are grown as ornamental plants.