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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Elymus scaber Synonym(s): Anthosacne scabra|
|Common Name:||Common Wheat-grass , Native Wheat grass|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|30-100 cm x 40 cm|
|Foliage:||Flat or inrolled green to bluish-green leaves, rough on upper surface, sometimes hairy. Leaf sheath has ear-like appendages encircling the stem.|
|Flowers:||Narrow spike of 1-10 distant 6-12-flowered spikelets to 4-8 cm long including bristles; pair of lower bracts veined, 3 on lower, 3-5 on upper; lower floral bract tapered to a rough flattened bristle, basal tuft of hairs, October-January, Green, becoming straw-coloured|
Open tufted perennial grass. Flowering stems upright or drooping. Food plant for caterpillars. Plant in drifts with other grasses and herbs under established trees.