Amphibromus nervosus|Common Swamp Wallaby-grass

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Tufted perennial grass.
Size (W x H)
to 25cm high, stems to 1.2m high
Pale green flat, folded or inrolled narrow, roughish leaves to 30cm x 1.5-3.5mm.
Open erect flowerhead to 40cm. Spikelets to 16mm, 4-6 florets. Lower floral bract rough - 2 teeth on top, sometimes 2 tiny teeth on sides; bristle projecting from mid lemma to 22mm long, bent
Flower colour
Flower time
October to January
Growing conditions
Moist swampy soil or shallow water. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Beside water features and in bog gardens, provided it does not dry out.
Attracts frogs
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory