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Rough Spear-grass - native (Austrostipa rudis)

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Alternative names: Stipa rudis

Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


Rough Spear-grass is moderately common in the forest south of Castlemaine e.g. Porcupine Ridge and Fryers Ridge.

rudis: rough.

1: Spikelet (glumes with lemma, left) and lemma with twice-bent awn (right). Metcalfe. 2: Tangled flower cluster with bent awns. 3: Open flower cluster. The glumes have broken-off tips, more or less squarely. Fryerstown.