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Deyeuxia rodwayi

Tasman Bent-grass

Weakly erect slender tufted herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 35 cm high, stems to 90 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesSmooth, flat rough or downy leaves to 35 cm x 4 mm. Sheath projection has narrow pointed lobes.
  • Flower colourGreen
  • Flowering timeNovember to March
  • FlowersSparse to dense spike-like flowerhead 8- 25 cm long. Plump 1-flowered spikelet to 4 mm long; floral bract pointed, bristle from above middle, stout, twisted at base, falling off. Bristle also at end of spikelet.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in tall mountain forests. Partial to dappled shade.
  • Garden useSmall grass for underplanting or use in a rockery.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusScattered occurrences within its preferred habitat in the Shire. Common in Gippsland and the eastern highlands.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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