Kangaroo Grass

Kangaroo Grass
Kangaroo Grass growing wild in Victorian grassland.
Image: Benjamin Healley
Source: Museum Victoria

Ban (Gunaikurnai)

Botanical name: Themeda triandra
Family: Poaceae


The stems and leaves can turned into string to make fish nets.


This perennial tussock grass is found in all Australian states and territories. It grows in plains grassland, red gum habitat, box woodland, grassy woodland and open forest and dry and valley sclerophyll forest.


Kangaroo Grass is an attractive, soft grass that grows 40–75 cm wide and 70–90 cm high. Adaptable to most soils, it can be cut back in late winter to replenish growth each third year or so. It does not like wet soils.

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