perennial up to 25cm in height. Leaves rolled, very slender, green to blue-green, more or less erect. Panicles loose, 2-5cm long, summer. New Zealand at subalpine and alpine levels in grassland and scrub. A very variable and widespread mountain grass commonly with blue-green leaves, but small green to bright green forms are not uncommon. It seems likely that investigation of the many variants will result in new species being described.