Themeda triandra

Common name: 

Kangaroo Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee (CDEGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States

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

Woodlands and grasslands1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted perennial grass with culms to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This grass has distinctive red-brown seed heads2

Image of Themeda triandra
Image of Themeda triandra Image: Mike Bayly
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.