Austrostipa densiflora

Foxtail Spear-grass

See Austrostipa mollis

Additional information

  • SynonymStipa densiflora
  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 20 cm, stems 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesDowny hairs on stem nodes, leaves and lower bracts of florets. Leaves to 45 cm x 5 mm.
  • Flower colourGreen to purple
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersFlowerhead is dense, floral bract with spreading white to golden hairs except at top, bristle twice bent, twisted column feathery.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry rocky conditions. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useDrift through trees or use as accent plants in garden beds. Tip of florets can be sharp, penetrating skin of people, pets and stock.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from one location in the Dandenong Ranges. More common outside the Shire.
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