Linda and Roger's Bunhybee Grasslands

Plant Species – Grasses


This is a page within Roger and Linda's Bunhybee Grasslands Web-Site.
Bunhybee Grasslands is a 49 hectare / 120 acre conservation property 35km south of Braidwood, in southern N.S.W.
You can follow through the internal links, or you may find it easier to use the Site-Map.


Lists of the plant species found on the property have been broken into:

  1. (Small) Flowering Plants
  2. Trees and Shrubs
  3. Grasses (this page)
  4. Cryptogams (since late 2020)

Here is a printable Species Lists for all categories, and here's a printable Species Lists for Grasses only.

We've defined 'grass' broadly, pragmatically, and partly wrongly, by including:

Within this page, for Grasses, there are two tables:

  1. Native Species (currently 64 species, with 8 particularly important genera in bold-face type)
  2. Introduced Species (currently 12 species)

Here are our photos of grasses on the property.

Here are the References we've used in building up this information.

The botanists continually breed confusion by changing names of genera and species. We've adopted a pragmatic approach, using whichever name we find to be commonly understood. We're gradually building in alternatives, identifying them as aka (also known as), pka (previously known as) and nka (now known as).


Legend:

Bold Font: Species that are threatened (Vulnerable or Endangered under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 or the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)

Asterisk (*) and Bold Font: Species that are noxious or environmental weeds.

Cross-Hatch (#): Species added by us to the list originally provided by NCT

FC = Frequency Code / Abundance: Rp/c = rare patches or clumps < 3 patches with < 10 plants per patch, R = Rare at site (< 3 plants), O = Occasional (<5% cover), Ip/c = intermittent patches or clumps, I = intermittent/subdominant, F = frequent/dominant

Name-Links are to whatever looks useful.

Photo-Links are to: our own photos (Us), the Australian Plant Image Index (APII), Far South Coast Conservation Management Network (FSCCMN), RBG Sydney (Plantnet), Stipa/NGA (Stipa), NSW Dept of Primary Industry (DPINSW), Alessi Native Seeds (Alessi), and the International Environmental Weed Foundation (IEWF).

Click on the Specimen Image to see a larger photo.


Table 1: Native Species

Scientific Name
Specimen Image
Common Name
Photo Links
FC
Agrostis meulleriana – but poss. really Lachnagrostis filiformis
  APII APII Plantnet  
# Amphibromus
prob. nervosus (or neesis?)
  Us Us Us Us PlantNet PlantNet  
Aristida ramosa
Purple Wire-grass Us Us Us APII Plantnet O/p
Austrodanthonia Spp. (or just Danthonia) – species are not distinguishable in the field
Wallaby Grasses Us Us Stipa Plantnet O
# Austrodanthonia caespitosa (ANPS-WW)
Ringed Wallaby Grass Specimen Specimen Heads PlantNet  
Austrodanthonia carphoides
Short Wallaby Grass Specimen Specimen Head Us Us Plantnet R/p
# Austrodanthonia eriantha (ANPS-WW)     Specimen Specimen Heads PlantNet  
Austrodanthonia laevis
  APII Plantnet  
# Austrodanthonia monticola (ANPS-WW)     Specimen Specimen Heads PlantNet  
# Austrodanthonia oreophila
aka Rytidosperma oreophilum
Mountain Wallaby-Grass Us Us PlantNet  
# Austrodanthonia tenuior
aka Rytidosperma tenuius
  Us Us PlantNet  
# Austrostipa bigeniculata
Kneed Speargrass Vic Grasslands FSCCMN FSCCMN Plantnet
Austrostipa densiflora
Brushtail Speargrass Plantnet R

Austrostipa scabra ssp. falcata

Cork-screw grass FSCCMN FSCCMN FSCCMN Plantnet I
# Austrostipa setacea (ANPS-WW)
Corkscrew Grass Specimen Specimen Heads Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet  
Bothriochloa macra
Red-grass or Red-leg grass Us FSCCMN Stipa DPINSW PlantNet O
Carex breviculmis
Short-stemmed sedge APII Plantnet O
# Carex gaudichaudiana (FOG)
  Us Us Us-? Plantnet  
# Carex inversa (ANPS-WW)
  Us Us PlantNet  
# Carex iynx
  Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet  
Carex tereticaulis
  Plantnet  
Chloris truncata
Windmill Grass Us Us Stipa DPINSW Plantnet  
# Cyperus sanguinolentus
A papyrus?
Bloody Sedge?
Us Us Us Us Us Herbison-Evans Kuringgai PlantNet  
# Deyeuxia quadriseta
Us Us FSCCMN Plantnet  
Dichelachne crinita
A plume-grass Us FSCCMN Plantnet O
# Dichelachne micrantha (ANPS-WW)
Shorthair Plumegrass ?Us ?Us ?Us Specimen Specimen Head FSCCMN FSCCMN PlantNet  
Dichelachne rara
A plume grass Plantnet R
# Eleocharis gracilis
Slender Spike-sedge Us Us Us Us Yarra Ranges Shire PlantNet  
Elymus scaber / scabra
Common Wheat-grass Us Us Us Us Stipa DPINSW Plantnet (scaber) O
Enneapogon nigricans
Nineawn Grass Us Us FSCCMN Plantnet R
Eragrostis parviflora
(orig. listed as parvifolia)
Weeping Lovegrass Us Plantnet R
Eragrostis trachycarpa
Rough-grain Love-grass (in Gippsland) Us Us Us Us PlantNet R
Fimbristylis dichotoma
Common Fringe-sedge Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet  
Hemarthria uncinata
Mat-grass Us Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet O/p
# Hookerochloa hookeriana; but poss. H. eriopoda, pka Austrofestuca eriopoda
Hooker's Fescue
(or Snow Fescue)
Us Us Us Us PlantNet OR Plantnet  
# Isolepis inundata
Us Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet  
Joycea pallida
Red-anthered Wallaby Grass Us Us Us Us Us Us APII APII APII APII APII APII Plantnet R/p
Juncus spp. – most easily distinguished as small/medium/largeand wet/dry
A rush Plantnet R
# Juncus bufonius
Toad Rush Us Plantnet R
Juncus filicaulis
15–45 cm, in "dryish situations"
Pinrush Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet

R
Juncus fockei
8–45 cm, in "damp situations" – or in water?
Slender Jointleaf Rush Us Us Us Us-? (foreground, in water) Us-? Us-? Plantnet  

Juncus planifolius
13–60 cm, in "moist, sandy situations"

Broadleaf Rush Us Us Us Plantnet  
# Juncus usitatus?
40–110 cm long
"Very common on stream banks and other moist places"
Common Rush Us Us Us Plantnet  
Lachnagrostis filiformis
Blowaway Grass Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet  
Lepidosperma laterale
A Sedge Us Us Us Plantnet  
Lomandra filiformis
Wattle Mat-rush Us Us Us Us Plantnet O
# Lomandra filiformis ?ssp. coriacea
  Us Us PlantNet  
Lomandra longifolia
Spiny Mat-rush Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet R
Lomandra multiflora
Many-flowered Mat-rush Us Us Us Us Plantnet R
# Luzula densiflora
A woodrush Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet  
Luzula flaccida
A woodrush Us Us Us Plantnet O
Microlaena stipoides
Weeping-grass Us Us Us APII Stipa DPINSW Alessi Plantnet O

Panicum effusum

Hairy Panic Us Us Us Us Us APII Plantnet O
# Pentapogon quadrifidus
Fiveawn Speargrass Us Us Us Us Specimen Plantnet  
Poa sp.
A tussock grass Us Plantnet R
# Poa ?clivicola (ANPS-WW)   Fine-leaved Snow-grass Specimen Specimen Head PlantNet  
Poa labillardieri
Big, Bold tussocks, in waterlines
River Tussock Specimen Specimen Heads Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Cohen? Plantnet-1 or Plantnet-2 O
Poa meionectes
Very small tussocks
  Specimen Specimen Heads Us Us Us Us FSCCMN FSCCMN Plantnet O
Poa sieberiana
Medium-sized, dry and moist areas
?
Poa Tussock ?Us Us (poss. sub-species with dark inflorescences) APII APII Plantnet R
Schoenus apogon
Common Bog-sedge Us Us Us Us Us APII APII Plantnet O
Sorghum leiocladum
aka Sarga leiocladum
Native Sorghum Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet  
# Sporobolus creber
Western Rat-tail Grass, Slender Rat's Tail Grass Us Us FSCCMN FSCCMN Plantnet  
Themeda australis/triandra
Kangaroo-grass Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Cohen? APII Stipa DPINSW Plantnet O
# Tripogon loliiformis
Five Minute grass Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet  

Table 2: Introduced Species

Scientific Name
Image
Common Name
Photo Links
FC
Aira sp.
Hair Grass Us Us Us Us Plantnet O
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Kew
Sweet Vernal-grass Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Plantnet R/p
Briza minor
Kew
Shivery-grass Us Us Us Us Plantnet R
Bromus hordaceus / hordeaceus
Kew
Soft Brome-grass Us FSCCMN Plantnet R
Holcus lanatus
Kew
Yorkshire Fog, Fog Grass Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us Us PlantNet R
# Juncus capitatus
Dwarf Rush Us Plantnet
* Nassella trichotoma
Kew
* Serrated Tussock

Us Us Us Us Us Us Us IEWF WeedsAust Plantnet

See also the Weed Control Page

O/p
Paspalum dilatatum
Kew
Paspalum Us Us IEWF Plantnet R
# Phalaris aquatica
Kew
Phalaris Us Us Us Us Plantnet  
# Trifolium arvense
Haresfoot Clover Us Us PlantNet  
Trifolium spp.
Clovers and trefoils Us Us Plantnet R
Vulpia sp.
Kew
A rat's-tail fescue Us Us FSCCMN FSCCMN Plantnet O

This is a page within the Bunhybee Grasslands Web-Site, home-page here, and site-map here
Contact: Linda or Roger
Created: 31 December 2008; Last Amended: 27&31 Mar 2020 (Isolepsis, Juncus cap., J. bufonius), 2 Apr 2020 (A. bigeniculata), 27 Apr 20 (Era Trachy images), 8 May 20 (Aust oreo, remove Kew), 24 Oct 2020