Deyeuxia densa

Heath Bent-grass

Tufted or spreading perennial herb. Flowering stems erect.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 30 cm high, stems to 80 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesSlightly rough, flat or inrolled leaves to 30 cm x 6 mm. Sheath projection blunt, often toothed.
  • Flower colourGreen or slightly purplish
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersDense to loose flower spike to 20 cm. 1-flowered spikelets to 7 mm long; lower bracts tapering, rough along keel; tapering, very rough, slightly toothed floral bract, bristle from middle, longer than spikelet, twisted at base. Stalk bristle feathery.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in woodlands. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive grass in flower. Grow in cottage gardens, small gardens, embankments and under established trees, especially if ground is moist.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant and rare occurrence within the Shire.
Photographer/s: A. Barley, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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