Ischaemum anthephoroides is
a 30-80cm tall perennial herb growing in sandy soil on seashores.
Stems are somewhat thick and stiff, with short hairs on their nodes.
Leaves are a little broader than Ischaemum
aristatum var. glaucum, 5-39cm
long and 0.8-1.2cm, and generally have hairs on both surfaces.
Inflorescences are longer than Ischaemum
aristatum var. glaucum, 6-12cm
long and 6-8mm wide. Spikelets measure 7-8mm long, broadly obovate,
with many long white hairs. Bloom time: July-September.