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Coast Tussock Grass

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Scientific name
Poa poiformis
Common name
Coast Tussock Grass
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Grasses and allies
Where to find
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Foliage
Loosely inrolled, soft, lightly to densely hairy leaves
Flower
Dense flower heads to 30 cm long, pale green to straw coloured spikelets almost to the base of the branches
Size
H 0.2 – 0.9 m x W 1.0 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description
This is a densely tufted tussock with distinctive blue/green leaves and slightly longer flowering stems. Seed heads are produced in the December – January period.

The dense, perennial nature of Coast Tussock Grass makes it important for dune stabilisation as well as shelter and food for grazing animals.

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