The flower differs from that of the majority of grasses in having usually three lodicules and six stamens.
The perianth is represented by very rudimentary, small, fleshy scales arising below the ovary, called lodicules; they are elongated FIG.
In the vast majority there are three stamens alternating with the lodicules, and therefore one anterior, i.e.
F, Lodicules at base of j, the ovary, surmounted by styles.
Within the pale are two minute, ovate, pointed, white membranous scales called "lodicules."