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Fibrous Spear-grass - native (Austrostipa semibarbata)

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Alternative names: Stipa semibarbata

Native. Perennial. C3.


Fibrous Spear-grass is the moderately common. It has larger flowers than most spear grasses.

semi: half, barbata: bearded, probably referring to the hairy base and bald upper part of the lemmas.

1: Flower cluster. Castlemaine. 2. Flower sprays (panicles). Burnt Creek. 3: Lemma with twice-bent lemma.