Entolasia marginata

Bordered Panic

Wiry scrambling perennial, spreading from underground stems. Flowering stems leafy, rough, to 40cm high.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 30 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesSoft flat ribbed leaves 3-18 cm x 12 mm, margins pale, scattered at base and along the stems.
  • Flower colourGreen or purplish
  • Flowering timeOctober to May
  • FlowersNarrow branched flowerhead, 5-15 cm long, lower branches mostly spreading, upper pressed upward; 2-flowered spikelet, lower floret empty; lower basal bract tiny, upper equal to spikelet; lower floral bract covered in flattened white hairs.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in stream-side woodlands. Partial and dappled shade.
  • Garden useA wiry grass useful as a ground cover in moist areas if planted en masse.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from the Yellingbo area. Widespread in Victoria.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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