Polypogon monspeliensisCommon name: Annual Beardgrass

Meaning of name: Polypogon is from the Greek words polys, meaning many, and pogon, meaning beard. Monspeliensis indicates that the plant is of or from Montpellier, France.

Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay to Cape Arid.

Remarks: A tufted annual to 60 centimetres tall. The flowers are produced from May to November. A native of Europe, North Africa and Asia.

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