Grey Tussock Grass
Tufted perennial. Flowering stem to 60 cm. Fine greyish green leaves, often curled and rough to touch. Leaf-sheaths are pale and both rough or smooth to the touch. Branched seedheads up to 20 cm long and 12 cm wide.
|Former Scientific Name||
Previously included in Poa australis complex.
Perennial. Sea-level to the alps. Resprouts after fire and tolerates grazing.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Probably the most common tussock-grass in Vic, occurring from sea-level to the alps. The stem and leaves of some Poa species were used for making string by Aboriginal people. Listed as threatened at a national level.
Variable grass with different forms _ large tussock grass in Vic but tends to be smaller in Tas.