Common Tussock Grass

The seedhead of Common Tussock Grass
The seedhead of Common Tussock Grass
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

No recorded Aboriginal name

Botanical name: Poa labillardieri
Family: Poaceae

Uses

Leaves and stems of the larger tussock grasses can be used for string or basket-making.

Distribution

Common Tussock Grass grows in open rocky scrub, Red Gum, box and ironbark habitats and dry sclerophyll forests. It is found in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

Cultivation

This grass grows 0.3–0.8 m tall and flowering stems to 1.2 m tall. It may change colour in different seasons and conditions. It can adapt to a range of soil conditions, and in southern states it can be cut back to basal growth in late winter to promote fresh leaves.

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