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 grasslands 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Tufted perennial grass with culms to 1 m high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This grass has distinctive red-brown seed heads 2


Image: Mike Bayly

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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.