Common Name

Tucker's Speargrass




Perennial grass 20-50cm tall. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base.  Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves to 13cm long, 1-5mm wide, flat, rolled, or the edges rolled inwards, hairy to hairless, the margins with short hairs.   Spikelets 6-8mm long.  Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with one long awn.  Rare SA.  Presumed extinct Vic.

Description and photo (as Stipa tuckeri) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 146

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