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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Rytidosperma setaceum
5 synonyms:   Austrodanthonia setacea , Danthonia penicillata var. setacea , Danthonia setacea , Danthonia subulata , Notodanthonia setacea
Common Name:bristly wallaby-grass , mulga wallaby grass , small-flowered wallaby-grass
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
30 cm (stems to 60 cm) x 40 cm
Foliage:Fine green leaves, inrolled to 20cm long x 1mm wide.
Flowers:Pale green to purple flowerheads, from October to January.
Erect and slender densely tufting perennial grass. Useful for planting under trees or to mix with other grasses. Adaptable, ranging from sandy to heavy soils.

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

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