Lachnagrostis filiformis

Common name: 

Common Blown Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (all grids) all States except NT

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

Disturbed areas such as roadsides1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Annual grass to 70 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from L. billardierei by having a leaf blade to 25 cm long2

Image of Lachnagrostis filiformis
Image of Lachnagrostis filiformis
Image of Lachnagrostis filiformis
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.