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Austrodanthonia geniculata|Kneed Wallaby-grass

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Densely tufted hairy perennial grass with stems often bent near the base.
Size (W x H)
to 15cm x 20cm; stems to 30cm high
Leaves
Very fine inrolled leaves to 25cm x less than 1mm.
Flowers
Compact flowerhead 1-5cm long, spikelets 3-5 flowered. Lower floral bract to 4mm long, evenly covered in hairs of equal length; 2 lobes spreading widely, tapering; central bristle as long as lateral lobes, shortly twisted at base.
Flower colour
Purplish
Flower time
October to December
Growing conditions
Light moist to dryish soils in open forests and woodlands. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Provides a grassy understorey in lightly wooded areas. May be useful as a lawn grass.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Photo gallery
Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory