Perotis rara. comet grass

Family Poaceae
Description Delicate annual warm season grass to about 40cm high
Flowering Time Summer-Autumn
Distribution & Botanical Details Click Here
Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Disturbed, bare or low nutrient sites in Dry Sclerophyll Forests, Semi-arid Woodlands and Arid Shrublands.
Soil Types Red sands, sandstones and alluvium.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values
Amenity / Ornamental Values A lovely grass that could be used for stunning colour and texture effects with other annuals and herbaceous perennials.
Other Values Very useful coloniser of bare ground, rapid response to summer rain, reported to have good forage value for stock. Would make an excellent roadside coloniser. Low biomass would make it a potential inter-row cover in woody perennial crops such as citrus and grapes.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade low
Minimum Temperature
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 650
Viability Period average to long
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees not known but likely to be rapid under warm temperatures
Direct Seeding