Austrostipa rudis ssp. nervosa

Veined Spear-grass

See Austrostipa rudis ssp. rudis. A. rudis ssp. nervosa is similar but smaller in all floral parts.

Additional information

  • SynonymStipa rudis
  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 40 cm high, stems to 1.3 m high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersThe lower bract is firm and rounded on the tip. The floral bract is covered in hairs which extend to the top, the basal tuft is very small, the twisted column is less than 20 mm long.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusRestricted occurrences within the Shire but locally common.
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