Deyeuxia contracta


Slender tufted annual or perennial herb. Weak ascending to erect flowering stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 10 cm high, stems to 80 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesWeak, flat, smooth to finely rough or hairy leaves to 20 cm x 3.5 mm. Sheath projection rounded.
  • Flower colourPale green
  • Flowering timeDecember to March
  • FlowersLoose spike-like flowerhead 5-12 cm long. Plump 1-flowered spikelet to 2.5 mm long; floral bract rough, thin, pointed; tiny fine, straight bristle just below top of bract, to 0.5 mm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in rainforest. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden usePlant with ferns in a shady position.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. A disjunct range, generally occurring in East Gippsland.
Photographer/s: A. Barley, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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