Lachnagrostis billardierei

Common name: 

Coast Blown Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CEKPTWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Sand dunes1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted or rhizomatous annual or perennial grass with leaves to 40 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from L. filiformis by having a leaf blade to 40 cm long and 8 mm wide2

Image of Lachnagrostis billardierei
Image of Lachnagrostis billardierei
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.