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Spear-grass - native (Austrostipa gibbosa)

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spear-grass spear-grass

Alternative names: Stipa gibbosa.

Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


It is uncommon, but may be locally abundant e.g. at Joyces Creek. It is a tall grass (a metre or more).

Photos: Flower spray and lemma with awn.