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Botanical Name:Rytidosperma caespitosum
2 synonyms:   Austrodanthonia caespitosa , Danthonia caespitosa
Common Name:common wallaby-grass , ringed wallaby grass , white-top
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
20-40 cm (stems to 1.2 m) x 40 cm
Foliage:Flat to inrolled, hairy (sometimes hairless) leaves to 30 cm x 1-3 mm, blue-green on upper surface.
Flowers:Dense, fluffy white, oblong flowerhead 3-8 cm long, 6-9 florets in 10-30 spikelets. Lower bract oblong to 5.5 mm, 2 rows of hairs above basal tuft; 2 lobes erect, abruptly tapering; central bristle dark, to 25 mm, twisted 3-5 times at base.
Understorey planting. May be used as a lawn alternative as it can cope with mowing. Common widespread. Frost tolerant.

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

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