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Briza maxima

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Briza maxima is a species of the grass genus Briza. It is native to Northern Africa, the Azores, Western Asia, and Southern Europe and is cultivated or naturalised in the British Isles, Australasia, the western United States, Central and South America, and Hawaii.<ref name=grin>Template:GRIN</ref>

This species has a large number of common names, including big quaking grass, great quaking grass, greater quaking-grass,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> large quaking grass, blowfly grass, rattlesnake grass, shelly grass, rattle grass in the UK, and shell grass.<ref>Joondalup Coastal Foreshore Natural Areas Management Plan Retrieved 2007-10-15.</ref><ref>Briza maxima. Template:Webarchive National Weeds Strategy. Retrieved 2007-10-15.</ref><ref name=grin/>

It grows to a height of 60 cm.

The seeds and leaves are edible.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>