- Creek lines, floodplain fringes, degraded areas, roadsides and pastures.
- Eucalyptus savanna in areas where rainfall is over 600mm per year.
- An erect, tussock-forming perennial grass to 4 m high
- Stems are robust, often hairy.
- Leaf blades hairy with a prominent white mid rib.
- Flower heads are on thick stems held well above leaves, consisting of loosely branched, hairy spikelets, giving a fluffy appearance.
- Flowers and fruits mainly April to August.