Weeping Grass, Meadow Rice Grass, Meadow Ricegrass, Rice Meadowgrass, Weeping Meadow Grass.
Up to 0.7m.
Presence in Australia
Predominantly east of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Moist, well-drained soils moderately to highly fertile, in semi-shaded areas. Common along creeklines.
Tufted slender perennial grass to 70cm high. Green all year, with rhizomes. Slender green drooping flowerhead, summer-autumn and throughout year.
Tolerates drought and frost.
May be difficult to harvest because mature seed drop from flower spike. Run stems lightly between fingers. Light-brown ripe seed come off easily.
From seed, which germinates readily, or from division.
Good forage and highly competitive. Good habitat. Cover for ground-dwelling reptiles, such as legless lizards and skinks, and seed for native birds including parrots. Food for butterfly caterpillars.
Decorative ornamental for rockeries, or groundcover under trees. Plant in groups for best effect. One of best low-maintenance native lawns. Can be mown occasionally.
Forage increases under grazing and rising fertility.