Wire grass is sometimes eaten by livestock when it is young but becomes coarse and unpalatable when mature.
Pindan, various soils
Wire grass is a slender, erect, tufted perennial grass that can grow to 60cm tall, with a thickened hairy base. The stems are very fine. The leaves are stiff and flat, and about 5–10cm long. The seed head is 4–8cm long and is open with several fine branchlets bearing a few silky-haired seeds.