Native. Perennial. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Alternative names: Danthonia caespitosa, Austrodanthonia caespitosa.
It is taller than many of the wallaby grasses, growing to well over 50cm. The lemma is long (3.5-5.5mm) and squarish. The side lobes taper into a long bristle.
The tussocky growth, the height, the long squarish lemmas with complete rows of hairs on the lemma are characteristic.
caespitosum: tufted, referring to the leaves.
1: The lemmas are large (over 4mm long) and more or less rectangular in outline. Castlemaine. 2: The flower clusters are larger than many other wallaby grasses.