Queensland Native Seeds

Aristida ramosa

Scientific NameAristida ramosa
Common Name(s)Purple Wiregrass


A perennial threeawn grass from 25cm to 100cm tall.


"Acacia, brigalow (Acacia harpophylla), blue-grass downs (Dichanthium spp), Eucalyptus, Eremophila and Triodia communities, rainforest fringes on clays, redearths, sandy and alluvial soils. Flowering and fruiting all year." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011)

Aristida ramosa is a widely relevent species in rehabilitation within NSW and Qld.

Historical Notes


"... eastern Australia from central Queensland to South Australia and one anomalous collection from the Darling Range in south-west Western Australia." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011)

Distribution Map | Aristida ramosa | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

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


Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1989). Flora of South Eastern Queensland, Vol. 3, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.