Botanical name: Chloris barbata Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Swollen Finger Grass is a tufted annual grass up to 90 cm tall. Culms and sheaths are strongly compressed, with blades long and lax, 10-30 cm long and up to 6 mm wide. Nodes are often purplish, as are the basal sheaths. Ligules are membranaceous, jagged. Spikes are 2-11, mostly 10, fertile lemma obovate, about 3 mm long, slightly hairy on the keel, long-hairy on the upper margins, awned, the awn about 4-6 mm long. Two rudimentary lemmas borne beyond the fertile lemma - these are also awned.
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