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Sporobolus creber

slender rat's tail grass

A tufted perennial grass growing to 1m in height. Slender, pale green grass-like foliage.
originNSW, ACT, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesPrefers a sunny position in a range of well drained soils.
toleratesDrought and frost tolerant.
flowering seasonSummer
flower colourInflorescences are dark brown, maturing to deep gray on long green stems.
foliage colourCourse pale green foliage, slender.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesAn ornamental grass or native fodder crop.

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