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Knotty Spear-grass - native (Austrostipa nodosa)

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Alternative names: Stipa nodosa

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Native. Perennial. C3.


An uncommon grass. The awn is once-bent, and the awn above the bend is curved into a sickle-shape

nodosa: knotty, gnarled, usually referring to roots and stems.

1. Flower cluster. The awns are bent to a curve (sickle-shaped). 2: Tangled flowers. 3: Lemma with sickle-shaped awn. Walmer.