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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Anthosacne scabra
synonym:   Elymus scaber
Common Name:common wheat-grass , native wheat grass
Status:DISABLED: Unavailable for now & possibly forever
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
30-100 cm x 40 cm
Foliage:Flat or inrolled green to bluish-green leaves, rough on upper surface, sometimes hairy. Leaf sheath has ear-like appendages encircling the stem.
Flowers:Narrow spike of 1-10 distant 6-12-flowered spikelets to 4-8 cm long including bristles; pair of lower bracts veined, 3 on lower, 3-5 on upper; lower floral bract tapered to a rough flattened bristle, basal tuft of hairs, October-January, Green, becoming straw-coloured
Open tufted perennial grass. Flowering stems upright or drooping. Food plant for caterpillars. Plant in drifts with other grasses and herbs under established trees.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  3. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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