Austrostipa densiflora. foxtail speargrass

Family Poaceae
Description Fast growing tussock forming perennial grass. Winter growing (C3).
Flowering Time Spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Grassy woodland and sclerophyll forest.
Soil Types Generally on low-fertility sandy or gravelly soils with some clay component.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values An excellent fast growing coloniser that thrives on hostile sites such as skeletal subsoils. Should be more widely used for mining and roadside rehabilitation across its range.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Attractive when in flower.
Other Values
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade average
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram not known
Viability Period not known
Dormancy none
Treatment none required
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees none required
Direct Seeding easy