Sour grass (elionurus argenteus)

Perennial, densely tufted, wiry short to medium height.

Leaves: hairy especially at the bearded sheath-mouth.

Blades: folded and wiry, usually curved or curling.

Reddish in colour.

Culm ending in a single raceme 3-12 cm long. Conspicuously hairy, silvery (hence specific name)

Common on poor leached sandveld. Sometimes indicates poor veld management. Greens up early in spring especially in burnt veld. Poor grazing aromatic grass with a bitter taste.