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.