Briza minor

Meaning of name: Briza is Greek for rye-grass. Minor is Latin for smaller.

Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay to Esperance.

Description: A tufted annual to 50 centimetres tall. Flowers are produced from September to November.

Remarks: 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 Sharp. 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.