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Deyeuxia quadriseta

Reed Bent-grass

Sparsely tufted perennial herb. Flowering stems slender to robust, 15-150cm high.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 15 cm x 40 cm, stems to 1.5 m high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesRough, flat or loosely inrolled leaves to 30 cm x 9 mm. Sheath pale, projection blunt, often toothed.
  • Flower colourPale green or purplish
  • Flowering timeSeptember to May
  • FlowersDense spike-like flowerhead to 18 cm long. 1-flowered spikelets to 5 mm long; lower bracts rough, keeled; 4 short teeth on top of floral bract, bristle from lower third, longer than spikelet, twisted at base.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsPoor to well drained soils in forests and 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 for part of the year.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 03 Narrow-leaf Peppermint Montane damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 31 Candlebark Grassy Forest (EVC 128)
  • 04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 34 Manna Gum Floodplain Riparian Woodland (EVC 56)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 37 Yarra Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 39 Sedge Wetland Complex (EVC 136)
  • 21 Broad-leaf Peppermint Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
  • 40 Snow Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175/37)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 44 Grassy Wetland Complex (EVC 125)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
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