Seeds on stem. Photo: John Tann, near Mullumbimby, NSW

Seeds on stem. Photo: John Tann, near Pilliga forest, NSW

Dried plant. Missouri Botanical Garden, plant from west of Stanthorpe, Qld

Common Name

Clustered Lovegrass, Close-headed Lovegrass




Perennial grass to 90cm tall. Leaves with a sheath at the base. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaves 10-21cm ong, 2-4mm wide, flat, threadlike, rolled, or edges rolled in, hairless except for a tuft of hairs at the sheath opening, slightly rough on the upper surface and edges, tapering to a point.  Spikelets purplish green, 3-20mm long. Seeds with 0 awn. Mature seed groups cylindrical, interrupted.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 100

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