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Coast Blown Grass

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Scientific name
Lachnagrostis billardierei
Common name
Coast Blown Grass
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Grasses and allies
Where to find
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Foliage
Flat linear leaves to 20 cm x 3 – 7 mm
Flower
Very loose, spreading straw-coloured flower heads to 30 cm long
Size
H to 15 cm; stems H 0.15 – 0.6 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description
An annual or weak perennial grass, Lachnagrostis forms circular tufts of classic leaf blades and produces a delicate windmill of flowers. When the seeds ripen, the flower stalk fractures and the seeds helicopter away with the wind.
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