Queensland Native Seeds

Aristida leptopoda

Scientific NameAristida leptopoda
CategoriesGrass
Common Name(s)White Speargrass
FamilyPoaceae

Description

"Basally compact, tussock forming perennial 30-70cm tall;..." (Stanley, T.D. and Ross, E.M.,1983)

Notes

Aristida leptopoda is known as White Spear Grass by cattlemen. Its often found in the presence of other heavy soil colonisers such as Dicanthium sericeum and Panicum queenslandicum. Once the seed has fully ripened the inflorescences will readily become airborne during gusts of wind and may pile up against fences and sheds and other objects.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Found mainly on cracking clay soils from central and southern Queensland to northern New South Wales." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)

Distribution Map | Aristida leptopoda | Queensland Native Seeds

Aristida leptopoda | harvesting | Queensland Native Seeds
Aristida leptopoda | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Aristida leptopoda | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Aristida leptopoda | harvested seed | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http.//ausgrass.myspecies.info/, [Accessed on 28th Jan 2019].

http://ausgrass2.myspecies.info/content/aristida-leptopoda

Stanley, T.D. and Ross, E.M. (1983). Flora of south-eastern Queensland, Vol. 3, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.