Grass – Themeda triandra

$1.30

Description

Common Name: Kangaroo grass
Height: 0.8-1.5m
Width: 0.5m

Description: Tufted, perennial grass with green/grey/sometimes bluish leaves that change to an orange/brown in Autumn. Flowers in Summer, producing large red/brown spikelets.

Growing and distribution: Needs about 400mm average rain but also likes drainage areas in lowe rainfall.  Ensure that thatch does not become too dense or plant dies in centre.

Beneficial attributes: Aborgines ground the seeds to make damper. Leaf and stem fibres used to make string and string bags. Caterpillar food plant.
Excelllent habitat for birds and insects.