Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Poa tenera 1 synonym: Poa aff. tenera|
|Common Name:||slender tussock-grass|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Grass, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|5-20 cm high|
|Foliage:||Smooth, thin folded or inrolled leaves, to 20 cm x 1.5 mm, veins becoming raised as leaf dries. Sheath pale, occasionally red to purple..|
|Flowers:||October-January, Pale green spikelets|
Effective trailing down embankments. Slender bright green trailing perennial, trailing branches rooting at nodes. Flowering stems weakly erect.
Birds like it for its seeds, habitat & nesting materials. It is a food plant for caterpillars.
Moist soils in shady forests and riparian scrubs along watercourses. Semi shade to dappled shade.
An attractive bright grass useful as a groundcover in moist areas, especially on embankments. Flowerheads are beautiful with the sun behind them.