Parapholis strigosa

Common name: 

Slender Barb-grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Riverina, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCEJLNPTW) also naturalised in SA, NSW

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

Coastal saltmarshes1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted annual grass to 40 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence is a slender spike with 1-flowered spikelets. Spikes are straight and erect1

Image of Parapholis strigosa
Image of Parapholis strigosa
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