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Coast Spear-grass

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Scientific name
Austrostipa flavescens
Common name
Coast Spear-grass
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Grasses and allies
Where to find
Cliff, Plateau and Central Shrubland
Foliage
Narrow inrolled leaves to 70 cm x 7 mm
Flower
Dense narrow many-flowered heads with erect branches
Size
H 70 cm; stems to 1.2 m x 50 – 70 cm
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

Coast Spear-grass is an open, tufted perennial grass with long-awned seeds. It has attractive, glistening, hairy seed heads. This grass tolerates salt spray and grows in all well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade.

Its growing period is through the warmer months and is particularly useful for stabilisation of secondary dunes and coastal cliff-top areas.

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