Vulpia bromoides

Common name: 

Squirrel-tail Fescue

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (all grids)- naturalised in all States except NT [3]

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

Sandy soils in disturbed areas1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted annual grass with culms to 50 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The lemma margins are glabrous and rough to the touch. The lemma is less than 25 mm and the lower glume is 2.5-5 mm long1

Image of Vulpia bromoides
Image of Vulpia bromoides
Image of Vulpia bromoides
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