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Plant Form Tufted annual grass. Size Up to 60 cm tall. Stem Round, generally erect but sometimes bending or drooping, have glands near the nodes. Leaves Rolled onto stem with hairy joint, often olive green, flat, with obvious veins and glands along midvein. Flowers Heads stacked in dense, sometimes open oval shaped cluster, green to purplish grey. Fruit and Seeds Tiny under 1 mm reddish brown seeds, smooth, shiny, with dimples. Habitat Crops, pastures, roadsides, footpaths, gardens, lawns. Distinguishing Features Produces a pungent odour when leaves crushed. Oval shaped flower cluster. Impacts Outcompetes and replaces native species, infects lawns, possibly toxic to stock in high doses, at least unpalatable.