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.