Poa clelandii

Matted Tussock-grass

Loose to dense perennial, tufted or spreading on short underground stems. Flowering stems erect, very flattened, green to purplish.

Additional information

  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 25 cm high, stems to 75 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves smooth, flat or folded, to 3 mm wide, tapering abruptly to an angled point. Sheath pale green to purple, flattened.
  • Flower colourPurplish
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersNarrow flowerhead to 12 cm x 8 cm, 3-5-flowered spikelets; lower bracts 3-veined, lower floral bract 5-veined, lightly to densely downy, tip lacking webby hairs.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in heathy woodland. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden usePlant in drifts in moist soils with other herbs and grasses.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Distribution limited possibly to one area in the southwest of the Shire.
  • Aboriginal Use Leaves - string and basket-making
Photographer/s: 1 A. Lyne ©, Australian National Botanic Gardens; 2 Helen Moss ©; 3, 4 Greg Jordan © University of Tasmania

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