Young rice grass is moderately palatable to livestock and the grain is also palatable.
Claypan soils, heavy soils in wet areas.
Rice grass is an erect annual or short-lived perennial grass that can grow to 30cm tall. Stems are smooth and slender. The leaf blades are rolled, narrow and up to 10cm long. The seed heads appear woolly and are 5–15cm long on a single spike. Rice grass flowers from February to May.