Aira cupanianaCommon name: Silvery Hair Grass

Meaning of name: Aira is a Greek word meaning darnel. The meaning of cupaniana is not known.

Distribution: Occurs from Northam to Esperance.

Remarks: An erect annual to 40 centimetres tall. Flowers from September to November. Native to southern Europe.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.