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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Pentapogon quadrifidus|
|Common Name:||Five-awned Spear-grass|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Grass, Grass Like / Strappy|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|8-18 cm high, stems 30-60 cm high|
|Foliage:||Few flat or inrolled densely hairy leaves to 20 cm x 0.5-3 mm|
|Flowers:||November-February, Light brown panicle, spikelets|
Open tufted annual or biennial grass. Flowering stem erect or bent, nodes hairy. Moist to dry soils in lowland heaths and woodlands.
Ornamental grass. Grow amongst other herbs and grasses under trees or in rockeries. Short lived.