March 24, 2014




romantic grass of the week: takes you to the beach with austrostipa pubescens. a type of speargrass found in sandy and heath areas along east coast mainly in NSW. found along nature reserves down pacific highway. pubescens translates to softly hairy its a tufted bush grass up to 1.5m. the seed curls up once its been picked, blade tightly rolled to expanded 4mm wide, awn bent twice 6-10cm long with panicle up to 30cm long. the upper bract of floret is distinctly longer than lower bract. lower bract 9.5-15mm long
take a quick quiz to see if you know the difference between the weeping grasses of 2013-2014