Austrodanthonia racemosa

Family Poaceae

Wallaby Grass

Perennial species growing to 60 cm with fine radiating roots. Longevity to 5 years.

Flowers: During spring and summer. Wind pollinated.

Fruits: Mature December - January. Dry and single seeded.

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 racemosa plant

Austrodanthonia racemosa fruit

Austrodanthonia racemosa seed