Austrostipa scabra subsp. falcata
Slender tussock with erect stems to 50 cm tall. Slender tufted grass with flower stems to 60 cm tall. Fine leaves strongly inrolled up to 30 cm long. Short hairy leaf-collar (ligule). Seedheads to 30 cm with base often hidden by a leaf-sheath. Seeds are purplish then golden brown on maturity, and covered with white hairs. Bristle or awn sickle-shaped (falcate).
|Former Scientific Name||
Stipa scabra subsp. falcata, Stipa falcata
Opening of leaf-sheath is conspicuously hairy. Leaves <15 cm long and are fine and whispy.
Perennial. Colonizes disturbed soil very readily. Prolific seed set is to be expected in the first 3 years.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia