Briza maximaCommon name: Blowfly Grass

Meaning of name: Briza is Greek for rye-grass. Maxima is from the Latin word maximus meaning very large.

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Esperance.

Remarks: An annual to 60 centimetres tall. Flowers during September and October. Native to the Mediterranean region.

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.