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Coast Tussock-grass

Scientific Name: Poa poiformis var. poiformis

Description: This is a densely tufted tussock with distinctive blue/green leaves and slightly longer flowering stems. Seed heads are produced in the December – January period. The dense, perennial nature of Coast Tussock-grass makes it important for dune stabilisation as well as shelter and food for grazing animals. The plant fibres are a traditional resource for the Wadawurrung used to make string.

Plant form: Grasses and allies
Where to find:
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Loosely in-rolled, soft, lightly to densely hairy leaves
Dense flower heads to 30cm long, pale green to straw coloured spike-lets almost to the base of the branches
September – January