Queensland Native Seeds

Bothriochloa ewartiana

Scientific NameBothriochloa ewartiana
Common Name(s)Desert Bluegrass


A tufted, perennial grass to 60cm.


"A valuable drought resistant fodder grass of the drier grasslands and Eucalyptus forests. Flowers all year." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)

B. ewartiana could be used in mine rehabilitation except the seed is rarely available. It's likely that heavy grazing and the invasion of exotic Bothriochloa species such as B. pertusa may see the taxon disappear from at least some parts of its original range. We are looking for stands of this grass to harvest from and to assess its potential.

Historical Notes


Distribution Map | Bothriochloa ewartiana | Queensland Native Seeds

Bothriochloa ewartiana | habit | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http.//ausgrass.myspecies.info/, [Accessed on 19th Oct 2019].


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