Common Name : Dallis grass Family : Poaceae Habit: A tufted perennial (living for longer than 1 growing season) up to about 2 m high. Stem: Tall, erect, growing from a solid, hairy base or crown. Leaves: Lower sheaths of leaves are hairy. The leaf blade is angled along the midrib, and is long and narrow, bright green, sparsely long-hairy around where it meets the stem. Flowers: Inflorescence usually has 3 to 7 spike-like racemes but could be up to 11. Each raceme is usually less than 5 cm long (but can be up to 12 cm long) and usually at almost right-angles from the stem. Seeds: Seed heads have paired seeds lined up in 4 rows. Seeds are brown when mature and fringed with fine hairs and may feel sticky.