Holcus lanatus

Common name: 

Yorkshire Fog

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, ?Wimmera (CDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) naturalised in all States except NT

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

A common weed of roadsides and other disturbed areas1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted perennial grass with culms to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Spikelets of this grass have 2 or 3 florets. The glumes are unawned and the awn of the lemma does not protrude beyond the glumes1

Image of Holcus lanatus
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