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What's flowering in the park

Themeda australis

Kangaroo grass

Family: Poaceae

One of our native grasses, Themeda australis was once the dominant grass over much of Australia, but it has virtually disappeared from pastoral areas. In the Sydney region Themeda australis can grow almost anywhere except in closed forest.

There is light purplish-green on the fine leaves which grow in tufts.

Bristly clusters of yellowish-orange spikelets (flowers) grow at intervals on the stem up to 1m long.

Themeda australis flowers in late spring and early summer.

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