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Weeping Grass - native (Microlaena stipoides var. stipoides)

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weeping grass weeping grass

Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: Weeping Rice-grass.

Widepread in local forests, but seldom abundant


Weeping Grass may spread by underground runners and above-ground runners. It is a spreading grass and can form lawn-like patches.

Weeping Grass is sometimes used as a lawn grass. It is a variable grass and sometimes forms tussocks.

micro: small; laina cloak, referring to the minute glumes; stipa: spear grass; oides: like, like a Spear Grass.

1, 3: The narrow flower clusters and the tiny glumes. 2: Weeping Grass at Elphinstone, Fryers Ridge forest.