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Amphibromus neesii

Southern Swamp Wallaby-grass

Densely tufted perennial grass, sometimes spreading by underground stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 40 cm high, stems 0.4-1.5 m high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesPale green, flat or inrolled narrow, roughish leaves to 40 cm x 2-4 mm.
  • Flower colourPurplish to green
  • Flowering timeOctober to April
  • FlowersNarrow, sparse erect flowerhead 15-40 cm long. Spikelets to 17 mm, 2-6 florets. Lower floral bract - 2 teeth on top, side teeth reduced or absent; bristle 14-26 mm long, projecting from upper 1/3, bract then tapers abruptly, bristle twisted at base.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist swampy soil. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useWeeping foliage provides an attractive effect beside water features and in bog gardens, provided it does not dry out.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from the Yering and Belgrave South areas. Scattered locations in Victoria.
Photographer/s: Robert Hare, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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