This EVC is usually treeless however may include sparse River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis or Swamp Gum Eucalyptus ovata. The shrub component is usually sparse. The characteristic ground cover is dominated by grasses, small shrubs and herbs. Recruitment is driven by periodic events such as flooding. The cover of organic litter within this EVC is ~20%.
The vegetation is typically species-rich on the outer verges but is usually species-poor in the wetter central areas.