Austrodanthonia setacea|Small-flowered or Bristly Wallaby-grass

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Slender erect tufted perennial grass.
Size (W x H)
up to 0.4m x 0.3m with stem up to 0.6m high
Sparse to moderately dense spreading hairs on fine, inrolled leaves to 25cm x 1mm.
Dense, silvery lance-shaped flowerhead 4-8cm long, with 4-10-flowered spikelets. Lower floral bract tiny, 2 complete rows of hairs, some hairs scattered between rows; lobe base short, bristles long; central bristle longer, bent, tightly twisted at base.
Flower colour
Green or purplish
Flower time
October to January
Growing conditions
Dry to moist well drained soils in a range of habitats. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Grow with other grasses in rough lawns or underplanting trees and shrubs.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory