Seed head. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Seeds. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Mulga Mitchell Grass, Window Mulga Grass, Mulga Grass, Mulga Mitchell




Perennial grass 20-60cm tall.  Densely woolly base.  Leaves mostly alternating up the stems, with a hairy sheath with hairy margins at the base.  Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaves 1-6.5cm long, 2-5mm wide, flat, bristly, hairy, margins rough hairy, with straight points.  Spikelets green, 4-8mm long.  Mature seed groups cylindrical. Many short bristles on the seed.

Description and photo of seeding plant in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 148-149

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