Deyeuxia monticola

Mountain Bent-grass

Sparsely tufted perennial herb. Flowering stems erect.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 20 cm high, stems to 90 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesStiff, rough, narrowly inrolled or folded leaves to 20 cm x 1 mm. Lower leaves and sheath reddish, projection blunt, minutely fringed.
  • Flower colourGreen or reddish tinged
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersNarrow dense to sparse spike-like flowerhead to 12 cm long. 1-flowered spikelets to 6 mm long; lower bracts rough, keeled; pointed floral bract, bristle from near base, longer than spikelet, twisted at base. Stalk bristle feathery.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in subalpine and mountain woodlands. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useGrow in cottage gardens, rockeries and under established trees at high altitudes.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Limited distribution just within the Shire's boundary.
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Greg Jordan, © University of Tasmania; 3 Robert Hare, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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