Melinis minutiflora

Melinis minutiflora

(Molasses grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Melinis minutiflora

Common name(s)

Molasses grass

Flower colour; life form

Flowers purplish. Grass, to about 60 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Strongly aromatic and sticky to the touch. Inflorescence a more or less compact panicle, purplish in appearance as glumes are purple. Hairs absent from glumes and lemma. Awns present.

Melinus minutiflora