Curly Windmill Grass, Large Windmill Grass, Spider Grass, Spider-grass, Star Grass, Umbrella Grass.
Enteropogon acicularis, Chloris acicularis.
Up to 0.4m.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, NT, WA.
Often cracking clay soils.
Tufted perennial grass to about 40cm high. Generally bluish-green leaves. Flowers after rain.
Tolerates drought and floods.
Young growth quite palatable. Old growth harsh and unpalatable (on ungrazed plants). Grows abundantly after warm-season rains. Quickly eliminated by heavy grazing.
Harvest entire seedheads by hand, or cut with secateurs.
From seed. Some Enteropogon species have after-ripening period.
Stabilises sandy soils.