Aug 18, 2014

romantic grass of the week: amphipogon caricinus (long greybeard greass).. its way out west native this week.. think burke, burnett in qld.. the amphipogon genus is mostly from WA, but found in red and sandy desert soil in all states. this rigid, erect tufted perennial to 50cm. leaves 8-30cm long, 5mm wide Flowers purple/green. looks like a sedge therefore sp name caricinus, but is a grass. sedges have edges, grasses have joints. mature cylindrical seeds, seeds have 5 awns. anyone heading to toowoomba for carnival of flowers in a couple of weeks..