A range of teacher professional learning programs will be developed to accompany the Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains online outreach...
Perennial. Growth tends to be most vigorous in summer. This grass can become very dense (high biomass) and growth can block out other grasses and forbs. This grass is most healthy when it is occasionally reduced by burning, grazing or mowing, but it declines if overgrazed. Preferentially eaten by sheep. Seeds are eaten by birds and leaves are used as nesting material.
Large orange to red-brown flower and seed heads (spikelets). Orange-brown leaves in summer.
|Life Form Group||
|Life Form Codes||
Medium to Small Tufted Graminoid (MTG)
EVC 132_61: Heavier-soils Plains Grassland
EVC 132_62: Lighter-soils Plains Grassland
EVC 55_61: Plains Grassy Woodland
EVC 55_63: Higher Rainfall Plains Grassy Woodland
EVC 649: Stony Knoll Shrubland
Native to Australia
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
|DEPI Advisory List||
The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.