Austrodanthonia fulva

Family Poaceae

Wallaby Grass

Variable tufted perennial to 70 cm high with fine radiating roots. Longevity to 5 years.

Flowers: Spring and summer. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry single seeded with hairy appearance produced between December – February.

Seed: Dispersed locally. Fresh seed non-dormant, germinates readily.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Open woodland habitat on hillsides.
  • Common in woodland and grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • C3, cool season metabolism.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Austrodanthonia fulva plant

Austrodanthonia fulva flower

Austrodanthonia fulva fruit

Austrodanthonia fulva seed