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Coast Spear-grass

Scientific Name: Austrostipa flavescens

Description: Coast Spear-grass is an open, tufted perennial grass with seeds on long awns. It has attractive, glistening, hairy seed heads. This grass tolerates salt spray and grows in all well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Its growing period is through the warmer months and is particularly useful for stabilisation of secondary dunes and coastal cliff-top areas.

Plant form: Shrubs
Plant Form:
Grasses and allies
Where to find:
Cliff, Plateau and Central Shrubland
Narrow in-rolled leaves to 70cm x 7mm
Dense narrow many-flowered heads with erect branches
October – December