Spinifex sericeus

Common name: 

Hairy Spinifex

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTWXZ) also SA, Qld, 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

Habit:

Long-creeping perennial grass with culms to 60 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The female inflorescence is spherical and to 25 cm in diameter, it breaks free at maturity and rolls across the sand1

Images:
Image of Spinifex sericeus
Image of Spinifex sericeus
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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