Poa poiformis

Common name: 

Coast Tussock Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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

Sand dunes and sea cliffs1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tussock-forming perennial grass to 100 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are blue-green, smooth and erect and often curled to form a cylinder1

Image of Poa poiformis
Image of Poa poiformis
Image of Poa poiformis
Conservation status:

Poa poiformis var. ramifer is rare in Victoria


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