Ehrharta calycina

Common name: 

Veldt grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEHJKNPQRTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Deep sandy soils1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Perennial grass with a short rhizome1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a rhizomatous grass with flower spikelets less than 9 mm long1

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Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria