Pentameris airoidesCommon name: False Hairgrass

Meaning of name: The meaning of Pentameris is not known. Airoides is from the genus Aira and the suffix -oides, meaning like.

Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay to the Great Australian Bight.

Description: An annual grass to 15 centimetres tall. The green, red and purple flowers are produced from September to December.

Notes: This plant is native to South Africa. It was previously known as Pentaschistis airoides.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.