Tuft-forming perennial grasses. Plants in this genus typically have narrow, hairy leaves and a dense, fluffy, white inflorescence. The seed itself is small, brownish and must be extracted from the fluffy structures. Many species of Rytidosperma occur locally and are often not readily distinguished.
The seed can be extracted from the head by rubbing. Sowing of clean seed usually yields good results.
Often in response to rain, though spring and summer may be preferred.
Ubiquitous by roadsides and in reserves, though moisture-tolerant grasses may outcompete it in wetter sites.
Extra Notes.
Formerly known as Austrodanthonia and Danthonia. These names, though incorrect, still see some use.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery