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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Poa morrisii 
Common Name:soft tussock-grass  , velvet tussock grass 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Infertile, Dry, Moist, Well Drained
30 cm high
Foliage:Soft velvety grey to bluish leaves, to 25 cm x 2 mm, flat, folded or weakly inrolled. Sheath pale, densely velvety.
Flowers:Open green or purplish pyramidal flowerhead, to 25 cm x 15 cm, 3-8-flowered spikelets; lower bracts 3-veined, lower floral bract 5-veined, downy on lower part, hairs on keel and outer veins, web absent. October-January

Soft, hairy tufted perennial. Flowering stems erect to spreading, downy. A very attractive grass for broadscale landscaping or planting as a border, in rockeries or cottage gardens. Grows under established trees.

Birds eat the seeds and use it for habitat and nesting materials. Food plant for caterpillars.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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