Rytidosperma nudiflorum

Alpine Wallaby-grass

Perennial grass, tufted or shortly spreading from underground stems.

Additional information

  • SynonymDanthonia nudiflora
  • FamilyPoaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizestems to 30 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesSmooth stiff leaves to 10 cm x 1.5 mm, arching backwards from the leaf sheath.
  • Flower colourPurplish
  • Flowering timeDecember to March
  • Flowers5-6-flowered spikelets in compact narrow to oblong flowerheads 3-7 cm long. Hairs on lower floral bract reduced to marginal and basal tufts; lobes erect tapering to short points, central bristle longer.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in subalpine grasslands and heathlands. Snow and frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useA small snow grass with an attractive weeping habit for rockeries and small gardens.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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